How I Salvaged a Broken Candle

One good thing about quarantine? The chance to finally get around to all those projects you always said you were going to do, but never did. Last Fall, I purchased an apple-pumpkin scented candle... only to immediately drop it, shattering its glass jar, as soon as I got home. The candle itself was still intact,... Continue Reading →

Dried Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Craisins are a care package staple in my family. They travel well, they have a long shelf life, and they're a quick, easy, slightly-sweet snack. They can be added to a spinach salad with some goat cheese and a fruity vinaigrette, or mixed into a homemade trail mix. During my first year of grad school,... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

Here is what I miss: I miss the cheap sausage-egg-cheese bagels I ate every day for lunch when I worked in Queens. I miss free shift meals at my fast casual restaurant job, beer cheese and fancy grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup and pork shoulder tacos. I miss Friday night dinners with friends at... Continue Reading →

Spellbinding Reads: Forked

Not all poems are forks. And certainly not all forks are poems. Some are just forks. Some should really be spoons. Utensils, like writing, are tools for the job. Sporks are always useless.

Spellbinding Reads: Death

In tarot and in horror movies, death is only the beginning. In life, death is both an end and a beginning, as we must figure out how to move forward without someone, but keeping them with us.

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