Here’s to my friend Jan on the 10th anniversary of her stroke

Here’s to my friend Jan on the 10th anniversary of her stroke

My friend Jan has always been one of our neighborhoods' more impressive residents. A cheerful whirling dervish, Jan worked as a school nurse, mothered two boys and greeted every weird medical question I had with a confident smile and a ready solution. In a general phone conversation with her once, I casually mentioned that I [...]

Yumhmie Foods and the things I learned during the Great Blizzard of 2018

Yumhmie Foods and the things I learned during the Great Blizzard of 2018

Among the many things I learned during the Great Blizzard of 2018 -- that snowblowers have carburetors, that carburetors fail, that robins don't eat bird seed, that if you position an electric blanket just right it will form a cocoon from which you'll never want to leave, that John Mulaney is so funny he elevates [...]