Are writers crazy… or courageous?

Are those of us who write — with the purpose of being published and read by strangers — out of our minds? I ask this of myself many times, since writing, fiction or not,  is hard enough. Unless you’re already under contract, your the one who gets to decide when the project is ready for […]

Then there’s this other thing…

Okay, some of you have been reading my food blogs, done mostly to exercise my blogging skills as well as just have a little fun. Some of you are in this space for the first time. As the comedy troupe, Monty Python, once dubbed a film: And now for something completely different… Sometimes, I write […]

Another night of cooking (local) by the beach

We welcomed friends, a formerly local family now living the life fantastic in southwestern France, to our tiny beachfront apartment the other night for dinner. Question 1: Cook a French-style meal, to give them a taste of their new home and us of the Old World? A good chance to practice the technique. Question 2: […]