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The Start Line
Evening in Chinon
Lazy Man's Cabbage Roll Casserole
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post-it playlist: Spriver

Spring is in the air and changes are afoot. 2015 really feels like a year of big change for many people around me. There is a shift ...

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything by Timothy Caulfield book cover

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? Pretty Much.

Gwyneth is way off base with all the health and beauty tips she shares with the world, but so is the vast majority of everyone else. ...

Flamingo by Alexander Calder (1974)

Public Art in Chicago

When I went to Chicago, I expected to discover art and urban culture. There's the world famous Art Institute of Chicago, which I ...


Rebel, Rebel, I like your… curiosity.

"Curiosity is unruly. It doesn't like rules, or at least, it assumes that all rules are provisional, subject to the laceration of a smart question nobody has yet thought to ask. It disdains the approved pathways, preferring diversions, unplanned excursions, impulsive left turns. In short, curiosity is ...

Buttermilk Fried Chicken from Dove's in Chicago

Best Eats of Chicago

What can I say about Chicago? It's a huge metropolitan city with a prairie feel. Midwest hospitality is a real thing and results in the best customer service experience I've ever had. I thought Canadians were some of the friendliest in the world but I think we may have some competition from the folks of ...

Photo of the Bean in Chicago in the Fall.

Heading to Chicagoooo!

Last week I started teaching a class with the local lifelong learning association. I'm helping people start their own blogs! I'm pretty excited about it because I wish that Lacombe had a bigger blogging community than what seems to be just me. My class is lovely and their blog topics are all really ...

photo courtesy of bon appetit

Blood, Bones & Butter: A Lesson in Badassery

Blood, Bones, & Butter: the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef by Gabrielle Hamilton is a book that came to me at just the right time. I needed to find some "grrr" for my personal and professional life and Hamilton provided some tips in her memoir. I found it in an internet black hole of food ...