Whole30 : Days 0-4 · September 9, 2016 | food,whole30

In media res: it's the fourth day of my first attempt at doing Whole30. I come to it skeptically, perhaps even begrudgingly. I'm not one for fad diets or pseudoscience, and I normally dismiss anything that has even the faintest whiff of either. I should admit here that actually I...

"Shimizu" · July 26, 2014 | fiction

They sent me here, into the woods to die, an old woman’s life for an extra portion of rice, ‘For the survival of the village,’ so they say. How easily they discard the past and forget, I hunted these slopes for a lifetime before marriage and children, before war...

You know what? Yes, all men. · May 30, 2014

So it’s been almost a week since Elliott Rodgers misogynistic rampage. I’ve been back and forth about writing anything about it. In the initial shock and anger I very much wanted to, but nothing I typed was right, either circling back to my own feelings or spiraling out...

One Last Snow · March 17, 2014

This is bound to be an unpopular position, but I love that it snowed today. To be sure, it's been a long, cold and difficult winter, and all the more so for many folks in the midwest. Really, DC's had it pretty easy by my lights. I may groan at...

Recipe : Surpisingly Not Eggs Benedict · March 13, 2014 | food

I don't know that I'll do this often, but I have been back to cooking a good bit lately, and I enjoy sharing stuff that works out. I'm a reasonably competent self-taught cook, but like all amateurs every so often I surprise myself with something that worked better than expected....