Becoming Role Models

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Above: The boys of the 2014 5000 Role Models clue at WJ Bryan Elementary take the pledge not to do drugs, carry firearms or wear their pants below the waist. Our boys are in trouble these days, especially so if they come from poor homes, especially if their skin is dark, even…

Confessions of a Cougar

Hamming it up on the day I had to leave

Today is my birthday. I turn forty-___, well lets just leave it at that. I’m not embarrassed by my age at all but I just don’t like define myself by a number. So I thought of this provocative title for this post to achieve just that: provoke. I don’t consider myself a…

How I Learned to Love Cooking

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Above: Jars of colorful spices [image source] I love to cook. I love it so much that not only do I cook nearly every day, but it actually causes me discomfort to eat food I didn’t prepare. Crazy I know. I read about cooking, I watch videos and I write as much…

The Positive Paradox

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Recently things have been going, well, really good. After what felt like one drama after another, life has evened out and feels in balance. My husband Karan is here in the United States legally (in November his residency will be renewed to permanent status) and we moved to Miami like we had…

Food as an Expression of Love

Our Love Story

The 14th was Valentine’s Day, when lovers old and new celebrated their love. Many celebrations included a special meal prepared by one lover for another. As an avid home cook, I subscribe to numerous cooking magazines and each one featured sumptuous recipes to woo with on Valentine’s Day. (I, on the other…