Small Talk

Just this side of take-out

I’m going to start my own cooking show. When I say a recipe is simple, lazy cooks everywhere will know I mean four steps or less. In other words, just this side of take-out.

Scary holiday sweet treats

Summer’s not such a tough time for those of us with an unrepentant sweet tooth, but that candy-corn holiday is on its way, followed swiftly by iced sugar cookies.

Being done in by technology

As one friend says, when the world gets weird, “Sagittarius must be in retrograde.”

Learning a new lesson on the road

You feel like such a chump.

The new sounds of summer

In the summer in my ‘hood, everyone’s windows are open.

Not so worldly after all

I fancied myself rather worldly and sophisticated. It seems, instead, I have lived a rather sheltered existence.

Monsoons don’t pack that big a punch

H ow did I not know that San Diego actually has a monsoon season?

Drinking with the fountains of youth

Do I look younger? I’m sure I must.

Too much to do before kids say ‘I do’

Both my children have set dates for weddings in the coming year. My tummy already hurts.

It’s a bug’s life out there

I wish it were just a summer problem.  However, in my gentle husband’s “lower 40” (front, back and side yards) bugs, both flying and crawling, happily make their home.