Posts filed under “Blog”


This is a Scholastic campaign from a few years ago, but I’ve just come across it now. To quote, “A Bookprint is the list of 5 books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.” Many celebrities created these “Bookprints” as part of a campaign to encourage [...]

Ice Bucket Challenge: A Few Thoughts

By now, you’ve probably heard of the ice bucket challenge so I’ll keep the background brief: A former Boston College baseball player named Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS in 2012 and started a challenge among his friends to donate $100 to ALS research within 24 hours or dump a bucket of ice on their [...]

Food Cycle

I was going to tell you all about the new way I’m eating.  And I want to.  But as I was trying to organize the ideas on the page, I realized something… I’ve been here before.  In 2011.  And again in 2012.  And that’s frustrating. As I reflect over the past three years, here’s the [...]

Spring Return

I have been feeling so compelled to blog lately. I even started a post recently entitled “Food Is Personal.” I was going to include pictures from the Food Photography class I took a few weeks ago, but the post felt rambly and pointless and the pictures weren’t that great and I was having trouble uploading [...]

Vacation Recap

Last month, Brian and I went on an Eastern Caribbean cruise to St. Maarten and St. Thomas. I really enjoyed Saint Martin/Sint Maarten! There was so much to see and unlike a lot of the Western Caribbean ports, you are actually allowed to explore the island! I had heard about this neat area called “Grand [...]

Instagram: Photo a Day

If you’re wondering what I’m up to lately… well it’s mostly work.  I tend to work long hours because I’m still learning.  I’ve also had some complicated and sad patients lately that leave me emotionally drained.  Once I get home, it’s difficult for me to find the energy for much of anything besides making dinner, [...]

Shrimp for One, Two Ways

A friend was visiting me today and she reminded me that I have been sorely neglecting this blog. I have been working full time for 6 weeks now and I absolutely love it.  I was anxious about the transition but after all the travel and weddings and time off, I surprised myself by being totally [...]

A Kitty, a Pixie, and a Grill

So much is going on these days!  I finally finished school and my master’s degree was officially conferred yesterday.   In family news, Mr. B and I welcomed a new addition about two and a half months ago.  If you’re on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already seen plenty of her, but this is Isabel.