An Open Letter to Pigs (And Other Picky Eaters)


photo by David Merrett Dear Pigs, By the way, may I call you that? Pigs? It’s meant with the utmost respect, and after all, it is your name. Believe me, pig. I’ve never used your name in vain when referring to perverts or sleazeballs. I don’t know who started that. Uncool. Nor have I ever … Continue reading An Open Letter to Pigs (And Other Picky Eaters)

A Nightmare Author Reading Saved by Rachael Ray


Last night I had a nightmare that I was at the Cornelia Street Café to do a reading from my novel. I stood at the microphone on the small stage in front of a packed house. I had just been introduced to the audience, and in the wane of the applause I was horrified to … Continue reading A Nightmare Author Reading Saved by Rachael Ray

My Mourning After Piece in The Huffington Post


The Huffington Post has published a blog post of mine!! A fan favorite and funny little ditty of a tale: Writer Separation Anxiety. Readers of The Memory Box will enjoy this piece I wrote the day after I finished writing the book. Please feel free to share it, laugh out loud, like it on HuffPo … Continue reading My Mourning After Piece in The Huffington Post

How I Forgave Jamie Oliver


If you have the time and the patience, and room in your heart to forgive chef Jamie Oliver for referring to his Crispy and Sticky Chicken Thighs with Squashed New Potatoes and Tomatoes as a “simple pan-baked chicken dish” then I encourage you to try this recipe. But for God’s sake, know up front that … Continue reading How I Forgave Jamie Oliver