Once Upon a Brunch

KITCHEN. This is the spot where Ruth and I chose to have brunch this past Sunday during her visit from New Hampshire. Ruth and I go back to my grad school days. We worked together at Jessie’s Restaurant in Hanover, and I haven’t seen her since my ex-boyfriend and I tried to sneak her into Happy Hour at Murphy’s and they … Continue reading Once Upon a Brunch

This Christmas

During my freshman year of high school, we read Dandelion Wine.  I don’t remember the book very well, but I remember in the beginning, Douglas, the 12-yr old protagonist, has this revelation that he is alive. It’s this liberating, illuminating experience, and it almost takes him off-guard. He doesn’t really understand this feeling of life. In the middle/end of the book, Douglas discovers the temporary … Continue reading This Christmas