Kids, Parents, and Cardi B: a novel

Imagine a world where parents never instructed their children. No discipline, no guidelines. What if their aim was to be the child’s friend and they didn’t dare impose their values or common sense in fear of upsetting the child’s delicate psyche? Well, in some cases we don’t have to imagine. But, for the most part,…

Gratitude is the New Complaining

Here’s a list of things I’m not grateful for: 1. My best friend moving to Tanzania. 2. Ratchets (ghetto people who eat in my restaurant, send back their Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, and tip me with loose change and pocket lint.) The standard is twenty percent, not twenty cents. Ya heard? 3. 17 feet of snow….

Em-Burrusing

Buttermilk fried chicken. Truffle fries. Calamari. Fried Green Tomatoes. Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Crepes. Coconut Cream Pie. Loaded Nachos. Steak Caesar sandwich. Three restaurants in two days. I can explain! Saturday Ash Cap and I went to Homemades By Suzanne to get a delicious, down-home lunch one last time before she moves to Africa. Saturday night my…

Dang it, Proper Pie

Daniel and I have broken up. I celebrated the close of my 21-Day Daniel Fast at James River Winery with Ash Cap. It was delightful sipping a sweet red blend on a porch swing overlooking Route 1. There was live music and a surprising amount of children. I am free! So, before I head straight…