I picked up some asparagus from the store yesterday. It must have been nice and fresh. When I washed it, it produced that satisfying squeak that is so characteristic to the vegetable (one of only two common vegetables that are a perennial, in fact.) Perhaps you aren’t familiar with that particular sound, or maybe youContinue reading “Asparagus”
Category Archives: Memoirs
Stuff You Should Know?
Every day I listen to Stuff You Should Know podcast. Today, the theme was peanut butter. While the hosts fondly related the history and social significance of the stuff, I was lured down memory lane in a far different direction. You see, I’m one of the approximately 1% of Americans who have a peanut allergy.Continue reading “Stuff You Should Know?”
You know you’re old when…
I could write any number of funny things after the ellipses. …when you find your first gray eyebrow, when you have a favorite set of orthotics, when you start to think that the Land’s End catalog truly is meant for you. But today I’d like to focus on one particularly jarring experience: when you runContinue reading “You know you’re old when…”