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  • Happy Birthday, Dear Podcast!

    Happy Birthday, Dear Podcast!

    This is a very special day – it’s the first birthday of SNORK, the podcast! We are celebrating with two stories of birth, that I hope you’ll enjoy.  As a change of pace, this episode will be available only as a podcast. To listen, click HERE or simply click on the “Podcast” link on the left side of the page. […]

  • The Year That Was

    The Year That Was

    Every December, the fine folks at WordPress.com give SNORK a year-end physical of sorts and pass their results on to me. These statistics tell me more about you, what you like, when you’re most likely to drop by, and from where you hail. Here are some of their findings: 1. SNORK’s busiest day in 2015 was […]

  • 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 […]

  • Believing Is Believing Revisited

    Believing Is Believing Revisited

    The holidays seem to be sweeter when there are children in the family.  My kids are practically adults now, but it wasn’t that long ago when they were still daydreaming about flying reindeer or bunnies bearing chocolates.  There is something about that wide-eyed wonder that brings out the children in all of us. One day, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Madame Fortuna Knows All

    Madame Fortuna Knows All

    UPDATE: This post has been updated with a bonus Halloween recipe from my YouTube channel: GRAVEYARD LASAGNA  Some people put more effort into decorating for Halloween than Radio City Music Hall puts into their Christmas Spectacular.  All over the suburbs, homes are festooned with strands of orange lights, giant spiders dangling from rooftops, goblins and witches […]

  • 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 […]

  • Happy Birthday to SNORK!

    Happy Birthday to SNORK!

    SNORK turns 2 today! Many thanks to all of my subscribers and supporters. It’s been two years since SNORK’s painless delivery, and it’s been a labor of love ever since. I recently had the chance to share some thoughts about reading, writing and SNORKing in an interview with Prose.  You can read it by clicking HERE. As […]

  • Horsing Around

    Horsing Around

    Summers in my heyday included weekend trips to Lake George, sunbathing in Grafton Park, and the much-anticipated Saratoga Racing Season. Spending the afternoon at the flat track wasn’t just a day at the races; it was an event. Each year, I’d plan what I’d wear, how much money I’d bring, how much I’d be willing […]

  • The Lady Of The House

    The Lady Of The House

    By the time our daughter was born, it was obvious that our little garden apartment could no longer contain us. We’d shoved her crib into her big brother’s room, and wedged her changing table in a corner next the closet (the door of which could no longer enjoyed its full range of motion).  Her dresser […]