Whether by train, plane or automobile, any excuse to pack up and skip town is a welcome relief come the blistering summer sun. When the city becomes a sauna, that’s my ticket to head somewhere–anywhere, beach bound. While many of us find ourselves overindulging the second that out-of-office auto response has been set, starting your […]

11. Employees Only Everyone needs a neighborhood bar. But to be able to call Employees Only my neighborhood bar is something for which I’ll be forever grateful. Not that it’s a Wednesday-night-beer kind of place; the crowd at EO is always well-dressed, well-heeled, and sometimes tightly-packed on weekends. It’s the cocktails that make the scene, […]

As the warmer weather arrives, all the red wine and hot punch from the winter months becomes less desirable. The thought of warming my hands over a mug of mulled cider, as I so often did this winter, no longer seems appealing; with spring, thoughts of fresh herbs, flower blossoms, fizzes and flips take center […]

March 9th, 2011

What’s Left Over

It’s just barely March. The temperature is rising, the snow is melting, and all along the sidewalks, the Christmas trees are appearing once again. Frozen under snowbanks all season long, the detritus of winter is emerging. After one of the hardest winters on record, the trash is what’s left over. In my fridge, leftovers abound […]

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. I’ve always thought that the Gregorian calendar does a disservice to those of us in temperate parts of the northern hemisphere. Starting the year in the cold depths of winter, after the holidays, blunts an otherwise festive event. After all, what really gets a fresh start […]

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