Health has been one of my primary preoccupations over the past few years. I often think about nutrition and exercise, maintenance of overall health and physical function, aging, and mortality—not to mention the potential devastation associated ... READ MORE
One of my favorite parts of living in Florida is having more access to tropical fruit. The classic sweetness of mango, the distinct and delicate flavors of guava and papaya, and the almost chocolaty taste of sapodilla are simple yet profound ... READ MORE
It's that time of year again when the variety of produce available at the farmers' markets dwindles and you're largely limited to hardy, heat- and drought-tolerant Florida vegetables like eggplant, okra, Seminole pumpkin and Malabar spinach. ... READ MORE
Life can be full of wonderful experiences. Falling is not among them.
There is nothing pleasant about losing a sense of control, panicking while searching for a way to stabilize oneself, then feeling all kinds of pain after landing on the ... READ MORE
Five years after leaving their hometown, two friends reconnect. The first friend moved to the heart of a big city, and the second relocated to the suburbs.
They take a long stroll around the city and catch up on half a decade of small talk ... READ MORE
Since 2020, people have had a lot to think about. A pandemic, grief, loss of old comforts and rituals, difficulties that came with adapting, possible ways to help, and different ways to address daily questions and issues. "What can I do to get ... READ MORE
This year, my partner’s and my goal is to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. She’s been vegetarian more than half her life, so she has a lot of practice with this. I, on the other hand, still need some help figuring out what I want besides ... READ MORE
It's about that time again: when gatherings abound, and traditions, expectations, stressors, memories, and new possibilities and experiences collide.
Decorating one's home can be a long-awaited (and/or dreaded) part of preparing for the winter ... READ MORE
The cavalcade of holidays is upon us once more, along with its social and alimentary conventions.
If the idea of sorting through the sugary spoils of Halloween and preparing menus for Thanksgiving, December holiday parties, and New Year's ... READ MORE
Eating Season is coming.
It’s nearly Halloween, which serves as the terrifying prelude to Eating Season, the time of year from Thanksgiving to early February when every gathering seems to involve large quantities of rich, delicious food. ... READ MORE