Thanks to Charles Badland for use of the lovely kitchen and top-shelf pans. This video shows my Dad, Fred, helping me kickstart (in the pre-2000s sense of the word) my cookbook project. Fred and I filmed this clip at my friend Chuck's house in 2016. I'm writing an Italian cookbook-with-essays, I said. Film with me, I … Continue reading I Used To Be Known As a Hot Italian
I'm in my new work space/eldest daughter's former bedroom. Her bed is still in here, but she's not. The dog sleeps in it now. I made the bed today, because that has become very important to me these days, I guess so that the dog will have a nice place to sleep/snore. I kept thinking … Continue reading Time to Make the Donuts
Maybe, like me, you're walking the dog a lot. Maybe, like me, you're able to access lovely city parks like the one pictured below, because they haven't been closed yet, and so, like me, you're able to nod at the 57 emails you've already gotten today that tell you how important it is to exercise … Continue reading Quarantine Green
Back in May, when this wonderful book first came out, I was knee-deep in my masters' thesis with its author, trying to get my mind around finishing up my grad program. As my thesis advisor, Lisa Romeo was trying to get her mind around the same thing, and putting out her first book at the … Continue reading Did you catch my interview with Lisa Romeo on Write the Book?
It's at Wisdom Daily, here. This here dog is discussed in the piece. He likes to do that to the carpet. I'm not sure why. Please enjoy. And thanks to the nice people at Wisdom Daily!
Brad Warner has written several books about what the intersection of Zen Buddhism and Japanese monster movies has meant for him personally, as well as what it can mean for all of us who want to learn a little more about meditation and enlightenment and all that. When Warner isn't traveling the world leading Zen … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Dogen
Last November, as we approached the Election Day, I had that week all planned out. On Tuesday night, we’d have an election party at the house to celebrate the election of our first woman president. On Friday, I’d planned to take the day off and work on my radio play, a combination soap opera/farce. When … Continue reading Publishing. We Need It.
We were looking over glossaries of industry terms for publishing class this week, and I spent a good chunk of that time reviewing terms I already know: things like body copy, copyright page, and front matter. Things that I’m familiar with not only as a reader but as somebody who’s lucky enough to get to … Continue reading I’ll Take Colophons for $400