And here it s after it's been roasted. Yum.

It’s not winter (thank God) which means it’s not squash season, but I can’t stop making roasted Kabocha squash. It’s an amazing side dish, and a great snack. I could seriously eat this all day. So find a nice, firm…

Thoughts on going Paleo,and a great carrot & cardamom soup

This past January I not only did my annual “no screen time” fast for 30 days, but also participated in a 5-week-long nutrition challenge held at my Crossfit Box. This challenge made me aware of the Paleo method of eating…

"Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver

I love Spring (especially after 2014’s brutal winter) and adore Mary Oliver’s poetry. I took my daughter to the zoo yesterday and noticed the wild geese are back in the city, waddling around and pecking at the dirt. Today I…

Join me at Florida International University's 2013 Writers' Conference!

Join me at the FIU 2013 Writers’ Conference at the Biltmore Hotel, October 24-26th in Miami, FL! I’ll be teaching a writing workshop along with amazing authors like Debra Dean, Richard Blanco, Les Standiford, Steve Almond, John Dufresne and more….

Playing Harmony or Taking the Lead?

I recently saw the documentary “20 Feet From Stardom.” On the surface it is about back-up singers. It follows several singers–young and old–and their careers, and explores why they never became solo artists. The premise is that they are only…

"This Charming Man" Review: Jay Z, Picasso, and the Artist As Fetish Object.

Insightful review in the New Yorker of Jay Z’s Magna Carta album. I’ve watched the “Picasso Baby” clip twice now and although it’s mesmerizing, something about it is also off-putting to me. At first glance, it seems like Jay Z…

“Maybe young women don’t wonder whether they can have it all any longer, but in case of you are wondering, of course you can have it all. What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be…