May eighth, you come without notice. After three years, you would think I would be mindful of your coming and yet you come and you take. A week ago, I greeted May, all bustle and business until it stopped me and put me in my place- the clock is ticking. You will soon be here… Continue reading Memoriam

Hunger in America: Have You Ever Gone Hungry?

Did you know that 16 million children live in households that struggle to put food on the table? Put another way, that’s 1 in 5 kids. It’s absurd isn’t it? The number confounds with its profundity. It feels so big as to be out of reach. It requires a groundswell of people involved to make… Continue reading Hunger in America: Have You Ever Gone Hungry?

Good Friday Poetry: Myopia

I’ve been thinking about death for the past few weeks. Lest you think this is stemming from some sort of morbidity on my part, it’s been a dose of digging deep into the passage of John 19 for guidance in writing a poem I read aloud today at a Good Friday service. Culturally speaking, Good… Continue reading Good Friday Poetry: Myopia

Sally’s Pumpkin Bread and #HatDay

Today: Sally’s first anniversary.  Tuesday: Tio Z’s second anniversary. Sunday: a friend’s grandfather’s passing. This week is mired in remembrances of lives well lived and yet also, death pocking the days. It’s a curious thing trying to accept our own mortality, isn’t it? It’s an incredible thing to think of death as a gift, which… Continue reading Sally’s Pumpkin Bread and #HatDay

Down but not out

Money wins. Election day finally pulled into the station yesterday. A campaign of over $45 million dollars was funneled into confusing consumers on the issue of what mandating food labeling of genetically modified foods actually involved. And the voters have spoken. The thing is, most decisions in life, for adults, come down to money, right?… Continue reading Down but not out

THIS SATURDAY: SF Food Bloggers Bake Sale

Just in case you haven’t heard yet, tomorrow is kind of a big deal. All around the country, home cooks and food bloggers will be hosting bake sales to benefit Share our Strength as part of the Great American Bake Sale. I remember my friend Nissa participated in a Brooklyn bake sale a few years… Continue reading THIS SATURDAY: SF Food Bloggers Bake Sale

SF Food Blogger Bake Sale – April 28 at Kiehls

Who has time to volunteer? I ask myself this question as I’m juggling a multitude of activities, commitments and trying to do the careful dance of not plunging into the depths of my inbox while staying current in correspondence. What’s interesting is seeing how volunteerism looks a bit different from the high school days. It’s… Continue reading SF Food Blogger Bake Sale – April 28 at Kiehls