Food · On Writing · relationship · Uncategorized

The Memory That Remains

Author photo, with temporary loan from generous, watchful dog It was one of the best meals I ever had. We were in Tuscany at a renowned restaurant with antique chestnut chairs and pine chests, wrought iron fixtures, attentive waitstaff, and starched white linens. Our day had been filled with driving, sightseeing, going wherever we wanted at… Continue reading The Memory That Remains

Business · Marketplace · relationship · The Good Life

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

A writer forwarded a link to Tom Colicchio’s letter to chefs which ultimately led me to Micheline Maynard’s “My Open Letter to Tom Colicchio and Every Other Guy in the Restaurant Business.” I clapped for both, sent enthusiastic responses to both pieces, heard back from Maynard: “Thanks — have you tried anything new in particular?” I stammered… Continue reading Where Everybody Knows Your Name

creativity · relationship · Romance

Overpowering Cologne–When Dating Anxiety Runs Amok

Chaste cheek kisses done, They sit at the bar, watch game Drink, laugh, tease, and flirt. Esposito’s serves incredible food, simple Southern Italian with flair. In a town infested with chains, they are the one place to go for high-quality meals, attentive service — a good time at a reasonable cost. Wednesday night found us seated at… Continue reading Overpowering Cologne–When Dating Anxiety Runs Amok

love · relationship · The Good Life

The Perfect Hair Day

Hair spray cloud dispersed, David spun the salon chair to reveal her highlighted color and precise cut flattering sculpted cheekbones, warming golden skin. Handing her a mirror for full view of spectacular effect, he smiled at the applause from the others. She fluttered her eyes in feigned surprise, exulting in perfection. She sped his car… Continue reading The Perfect Hair Day

creativity · relationship · The Good Life

Celebrate Real Life

Her note went straight to the point: Who cares about coffee ice cream and reading on September 6, 2017, when that is the day that the feats, accomplishments, and myriad contributions of Roberto Clemente are honored by Major League Baseball? What? Fingers flying, I discovered and read about a stellar, Hall of Fame baseball player… Continue reading Celebrate Real Life