I Don’t Believe it Was Accidental…

I don’t believe it was accidental that when I wrote an email to Cambodia, the woman who answered it described herself as a fellow Kansan. I learned of the Wat Opat Children’s Community when I read the book In a Rocket Made of Ice by Gail Gutradt. I was drawn to this place on the…

Self Care

Anthony Bourdain’s suicide took my breath away. Restaurant work consumed my life for almost twenty years and when I read Kitchen Confidential and The Nasty Bits, I was blown away. And then his television life – it all seemed almost unbelievable. Look, someone got out of the kitchen as a writer! And such a damn…

Us Too

I’m not chatty on airplanes. I mean, I do try to be polite, maybe a little¬†how’s it going?¬†before I dig into whatever book or writing I brought along. But this trip was different. I’ve been thinking about conversations lately (and chatting about it on Facebook Live if you are over there). So when the man…