New Paris Bakery

A Taste of Paris Around the Corner

I’ve lived in my current apartment for almost two years, and I’ve walked by a shop around the corner called New Paris Bakery countless times for almost two years. It never looked open when I happened to be walking by. It has old-timey ephemera displayed in the windows, including a sign announcing a 100-year-anniversary celebration […]

Ponyhenge

Ponyhenge

2020 is almost over. This year has been hell on Earth. I’m tired, sad, angry, grieving…as I’m sure many of you are. As I look back, I’m trying to hold onto the fleeting moments of joy I stumbled upon amid the wreckage of pandemic life. Ponyhenge cannot help but be a joyful place. Along a […]

Little Women 1994

Little Women: A Study

Some friends and I saw the 2019 film Little Women soon after it was released. I was curious to see how it would compare to the 1994 version, which I’ve watched 20+ times. Of course it couldn’t compare to a film that I’ve watched 20+ times. I’ve loved the hell out of the 1994 version. […]

Eastern Standard Provisions Co. pretzel

A Step Up from Superpretzels

Backstory: I grew up microwaving Superpretzel soft pretzels for a snack. I haven’t eaten them much as an adult, but once in a while I will get a hankering and bring some home. And if I need a little something at a concert or sporting event, I will often buy a soft pretzel. So, the […]

Downton Abbey exhibit kitchen

Back to Downton

I’ve missed you, dear readers! I spent the summer packing, moving, unpacking…and we’re still unpacking… I have 10 more things left to do for this year’s birthday list, and at least 10 that I haven’t reported on yet, so let’s begin. The only TV show I’ve watched religiously in years is Downton Abbey. What anglophile […]