The Confluence

2020. Collective trauma, global pandemic, racial upheaval, voter suppression. I’ve been thinking about the trees lately. It’s been very hard. I think about the Georgia O’Keefe quote, “If more people were trees, I would like them better.” I’ve reflected on the metaphor of confluence. The converging of different waters, different tines of the river. The confluence of the north and middle forks of the American … Continue reading The Confluence

Red, White, and the Election Day Blues

Current mood: existential dread. Cautious optimism. Dread, dot, period. All of the above. Current mood: unwavering hope. Oscillating between that natural hope for all to work out as it will and the worst case scenario. To be clear, I am not living in fear, but I am afraid. Even if I was living in fear, could you blame me? With 235,000 plus lives lost to … Continue reading Red, White, and the Election Day Blues

Process > Perfection

Over the last month, I embarked upon an allergen free baking course with recipe developer Jeffrey Larsen, James Beard-award winning author of Gluten-Free Baking at Home. He let us in on a little secret – surprise, the class was really a guise for sharpening our recipe development skills. The challenge was issued that to become a better baker and chef, one must be skillful at … Continue reading Process > Perfection