Madison Monday: Madison is for lovers

Sun setting in MadisonThe National Trust for Historic Preservation just released their list of most romantic main streets and Madison made the cut.  Of course, I've always felt Madison is quite a romantic little spot, but here's what the folks at the … [Read more...]

The Sunday Salon: My pilgrimage at Tinker Creek

Last night I finished my about my about two month long read of Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, so I feel like I have truly been camped out at Tinker Creek right along with her and thought I would share my experiences for my first Sunday … [Read more...]

Book Review: Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting

A lot of things that don't normally make me tear up have been causing some flow lately, so who knows what's happening there, but this book jerked some tears in several places. This is the story of Michael Perry’s first year living on a farm in … [Read more...]

Darwin, Tinker Creek and bugs

Last night, Jeff and I watched Creation, a lovely little film that dramatizes the period in Darwin’s life right before the publication of  On the Origin of the Species. For those who are not familiar with Darwin’s biography or married to a historian … [Read more...]

My hands smell like turkey: reflections on a long-time vegetarian eating meat

Yesterday, my little house smelled like a turkey cooking in the oven. This was nothing unusual for most people on Thanksgiving day, but what was strange for me was knowing that when the 20 pound animal cooking was done, I would be eating it. I’ve … [Read more...]

I know what a peach taste likes…

I don't want to sound pretentious, but I know what a peach tastes likes. I just ate something, and it wasn't a peach. It looked peach-like. It came from the produce section of the grocery store, though I myself didn't buy it. It was mildly fuzzy in … [Read more...]