Pumpkin-Spice-Latte Trifle


Food

Confession: This is the time of year when I can’t help grabbing my camera and capturing the last bits of color outdoors. They fill my mind with light. (Hold on, hold on. I’ll get to the food in a minute.) I found a spot of loveliness in my kitchen too… a sensory delight, and not for […]

November 11, 2015

Two pictures that make me incredibly happy


Brain things, People

Recently I came across two pictures on social media that filled me with joy. They are wildly different: the first, pristine and elegant, mysterious, imaginative; the second, grainy and smudgy and hopelessly outdated. Look at this. Rob Gonsalves is a Canadian artist who likes playing with optical illusion and duplicate realities. Here is more of […]

March 11, 2015

Looking back


Out and about, People

Sometimes it is better not to. I love this picture. It was taken in joy, riding a kiddie train with my son and the other first graders, but it belongs with the dark feelings of yesterday, when I visited a nursing home with a few ladies from church. Although I am trying to be as nondramatic as possible […]

May 9, 2014