Archives for June 2014

Going Mahjong

Many years ago my grandmother taught me how to play Mahjong. While I have to admit I have since forgotten all of the rules, she still plays at the age of 88, which is part of what makes it such a great game. I always figured I’d pick it up one day, but in the meantime I was excited to receive a request for Mahjong-themed cookies. My mother-in-law is a docent at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in ... Read the Post

Color in the Lines, Think Outside the Box

I intended to post this for Father's Day. I'm a little late, but it's never a bad time to talk about dad, especially when he is as great as mine. My father’s not much of a baker (an excellent eater though.) The one time my mother went out of town without us, we built a 7-tiered cake out of a single frozen, pound cake. We stuffed it with cool whip and every kind of fruit imaginable. It was the ... Read the Post

Well, Hello There

I have gone through many likes and dislikes in my short lifetime. Tried a variety of hobbies and interests that I have for a few years or more thrown myself into: golf, theatre, dancing, singing. I still do them all, but nothing has really stuck. But the one thing that has always been hanging out on the sidelines, making its appearance at holiday parties and events much like a guy in the ... Read the Post