Seasonal living and the sensual, sensate life.

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The Year of Mom

The Year of Mom

Celebrating Mom at The Broadmoor The months since my mother died have been one milestone after another: First, missing her and her goofy food cravings, then my first mother’s day without her, followed by several celebrations of life with my sister, with my closest female […]

To Susan

To Susan

Mother’s Day and snow is falling on the Front Range, after six days of rain.  The world is wet and cold.  Still a robin woke me at 430 this morning with its frantic good-morning song.  The day feels bleak and strange and a little empty […]

Breakfast with Mom

Breakfast with Mom

My mother’s favorite meal of the day was breakfast.  Every day for the last ten years of her life, she’s had eggs and bacon, toast and coffee.  Mid-morning snack was always Cheerios with lots of sugar.  The most sensual food experience—bar none–has to be buttered […]

Food for the Dying

Food for the Dying

Recently, the graver circumstances of life have interrupted my normally lusty food thoughts:  My mother is dying.  I want to get past the fact that she’s too young (71), has lived with a plague of medical issues for almost a decade (giant uncooperative brain aneurysm, […]