Category: Humor

  • Day 9 From the Containment Zone

    Day 9 From the Containment Zone

    March 19, 2020 (Toilet paper inventory: holding at 12 rolls) Here in the containment zone, every morning is pretty much the same. I have my rituals in place and go through them step-by-step… Wake up (Essential) Assess breathing and check for body aches/fever (All good) Tend to morning ablutions (Use your imagination. On second thought, don’t.) […]

  • Greetings From The Containment Zone

    Greetings From The Containment Zone

    Unless you’ve been in the middle of a Rip Van Winkle nap since January, you are aware of the coronavirus. And if you live anywhere in or near New York City (like me), you are probably reading this because you’ve already washed your doorknobs, sanitized your phone, had your fourth cup of coffee and run […]

  • By The Sea

    By The Sea

    When is a cottage still a cottage, but not really?

  • Root Bound

    Root Bound

      Plants are a great way to jazz up any room. They add life, fresh air and cheer to any décor.  While recently brainstorming on how to redecorate my home office (a/k/a The Mother Ship), I knew one thing for sure – I wanted lots of plants. Succulents are my greens of choice. They’re beautiful, […]

  • It’s About Time

    It’s About Time

    I had no idea there would be so much high adventure, tests of human endurance, drama and suspense…and that was before we even got on the plane.

  • My Gifts To You

    My Gifts To You

    A few Decembers ago, I was being really very Scroogie and not at all in the mood for the holidays.  Ever since that time, I’ve practically made it my business to immerse myself in holiday cheer (and I don’t mean by diving into a punch bowl). No, what I’ve discovered is that nostalgia is the […]

  • Sustenance

    Sustenance

    Food. Nourishment. Grub. Whatever you want to call that stuff you stuff into your mouth, its intended purpose is to support life. I remember watching a TED Talk comparing the human brain to other animals. Our brains are more evolved because we cook our food. Could it really be that simple? It is, and here’s […]

  • Tips For The Serious Candidate

    Tips For The Serious Candidate

    When I started SNORK, I made a few promises to myself. For starters, I vowed to create a virtual happy place where visitors would feel welcomed when they arrived and happy or uplifted when they left. Which also meant I would not pick fights or incite controversy – a shock tactic sometimes used to promote […]

  • Empty Nest Syndrome

    Empty Nest Syndrome

    Unlike most parents, I used to dread the end of summer when it was time for the kids to go back to school. I’m all about the loosey-goosey lazy days of unscheduled relaxation and the freedom to be spontaneous. For me, sending them back to school meant setting the alarm clock, making lunches, pick-ups and […]

  • Ham and Eggs

    Ham and Eggs

    As many of you know, I have a fondness for backyard chickens and I believe it’s important to have an awareness of our food’s origins.  Admittedly, I am far too glamorous (read: lazy) to create a fully sustainable homestead, however I do love and care for our family pets (hens Foghorn, Big Bertha, Rocket, Coral and […]