Oprah’s vision forward (produced from my mother’s rec room)

Oprah’s vision forward (produced from my mother’s rec room)

I witnessed the astonishing capacity for human connection via innovation Saturday morning in my mother’s basement. Manning her cellphone, three laptop computers and, on occasion, a hastily borrowed flip phone, my sister Jenny executive produced the final session of WW Presents, Oprah Winfrey’s Your Life In Focus: A Vision Forward virtual wellness tour. She and [...]

How many Kostelniks does it take to screw up an Italian Christmas cake?

Mario Bartali raves about the Italian cakes he sells at his cleverly named Chicago restaurant, Eataly. The Bauli description does sound heavenly with phrases like "irresistible fragrance," "amazingly fresh," "extraordinary," and "a magical moment." Also, I think my sister Jenny may have been influenced by the pretty purple packaging when she picked up Il Pandoro [...]