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First Christmas

  It’s still dark out when Annie wakes. She didn’t mean to fall asleep. She meant to stay up all night, or at least long enough to hear reindeer hooves on the sloping roof of her house. The chimney is … Continue reading

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On Turning 50

“That time of year thou may’st in me behold, Where yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang…” Okay, hold on. I’m not that old. Yet. A mere half-century. A spring chicken, really. They say the first sixty years are … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

I am in my kitchen on this bright Friday morning, surrounded by food. Okay, sure—who wouldn’t be, in a kitchen? But I’m not talking about breakfast cereal in the cabinet, orange juice and milk and deli meat in the fridge, … Continue reading

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