SONJ, 2017

In case you are an occasional reader of my blog, here’s the background you need in order to understand this post: My youngest brother, Jonathan, has Down syndrome. He is one of my favorite people on earth. Jonathan, also known as Jon, Jonny, J-Bear, Jonny bo Bonny, Jonny Joo Joo, and more, is one of … More SONJ, 2017

While I don’t believe in love at first sight, nor do I bother myself with contemplating whether or not soul mates truly exist, I do believe in true love. And for ten years now, I’ve had the truest of true loves. I don’t think there is a formula or a tried and true method for … More

What’s Happening Wednesday: A List

Know a question I absolutely cannot stand?: What’s up? It’s a human question, similar to another personal favorite, How are you?, but it’s one of those questions better asked interwoven into intimate conversation rather than spat out upon first run in with someone whom you truly do want to know what’s up. With the question, What’s up?, my answer comes … More What’s Happening Wednesday: A List

Never Forget

Reflecting on our recent visit to the 9/11 Memorial, my brain couldn’t wrap itself around the unfairness of the deaths of those in the planes and the towers. They didn’t deserve such an end. It’s one of those things human emotion cannot grasp: why people do bad things and why innocent people must die because … More Never Forget

New to My Kitchen

Never in my childhood, teenage years, or young adult life did I think shopping for kitchenware would thrill me. However, somewhere along the way, food became not only exciting to eat, but also to make. I now find myself able to spend hours in one small store debating between pastry tips and marveling over tea … More New to My Kitchen