A conciliatory cake after I nearly starved my family

I accidentally starved my family last night and I'd like to make amends. I'm counting on my friend Trina's Pineapple Cake to do the trick. The trouble started with a Walton's Marathon from which I simply could not disengage. I mean, really! All those adorable, earnest red-haired siblings? A pair of moon-shining spinsters? The grandparents! [...]

Let’s honor the amazing capacity and terrifying fragility of the human brain

Two hours after an intense brain surgery during which doctors drilled holes in a ventricle, my sister sat in a chair and focused on the important annual task of choosing basketball teams for her March Madness bracket. Such is the remarkable resilience of the human brain. Except, sometimes it isn't. A slight alteration of brain [...]