Life and tragedy

Life and tragedy

When I was home for Christmas, I found a photo of my mom from 1972. While she looks terrible in the photo, it’s one of my favorites. My parents were dating and Dad was driving regularly to Pekin, IL from his hometown of Maroa, which was about an hour away. He was visiting that Easter, … Read More

Massage train of thought

Massage train of thought

I’m vacationing in Thailand, so I’ll write more about how I ended up here and the trip. But for now, I had to share about the two-hour, $20 oil massage I got that changed my life. Here was my train of thought upon entering the room, until the point the massage was over: Oh, thank … Read More

Fooling the carnivorous: a taco tale

I had posted on Facebook yesterday that my dogs are getting used to this vegetarian way of life of mine. I take great pride in the fact that I see them drool when I’m making seitan, because in my head, I feel like I’m tricking the little carnivores into believing I’m still eating meat. To … Read More