Ah, New Year’s Eve! The perfect time to gather around in our pajamas, drink tea, snuggle the pets, and fall … Continue Reading Happy New Year!
I am officially Not a Holiday Person. (Click here for more about that.) But right now, I am so totally … Continue Reading Pa rum pum pum pum…
I held out for a long time. My friends all got one. My mom got one. My Very Proper Sister … Continue Reading Hello, 21st Century!
There I was, sitting down in my kitchen on a rainy Monday morning to work on the last book in … Continue Reading Monday Problems
We have returned! The kids, the husband, and I just spent four days in Baxter State Park (read about that … Continue Reading Back to Civilization
I’m off to the woods again! Last year we went canoe camping along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (click here … Continue Reading That’s It, I’m Outta Here!
When I’m stressed out, I usually react with flour, sugar, measuring spoons, and my kick-ass stand mixer. Yup. I’m a … Continue Reading Stress Baking
Ah, the wonders of nature! Here’s a lovely flower I spotted in the woods behind my house. Apparently it’s called … Continue Reading Rude Flowers!
I’ve already blogged about my graduate student days in Chicago (click here for that post), which are partly to blame … Continue Reading Throwback Thursday: Backpacking in Montana
According to my mom, I’ve always been a writer. And she mailed me a big box of old sketch pads … Continue Reading My Early Work
Living in Maine, I know what essentials you need to make it through the winter. A down jacket. A wood … Continue Reading Hot Chocolate to Get You Through the Winter
It’s been cold here in Maine. Like, “hurts to breathe” cold. “Special weather advisory warning not to go outside” cold. … Continue Reading Reflections from 20 Below
Yup, it’s that time of year again. Champagne is flowing, people are wearing silly hats, and I’m writing a self-indulgent … Continue Reading So Long, 2017!
Happy solstice, my friends! If you’re in the Northern hemisphere with me, today is the shortest day of the year. … Continue Reading Turning Toward the Light
A massive storm hit New England this weekend, knocking down trees all over the damn place. And knocking out our … Continue Reading The Internet is Down!!!
Gardening is a bit like writing… It’s a hell of a lot of work to make something that feels totally … Continue Reading Gardening & Writing