Beautiful 2013

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Last year, maybe it was even in January, Zadie Smith wrote an essay in the New York Review of Books entitled, ‘Joy.’  ‘It might be useful to distinguish between pleasure and joy,’ she begins. Because as to joy — ‘If you asked me if I wanted more joyful experiences in my life,’ she says, ‘I […]

Soft in the middle

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I spent the first week of middle school seated alone at a table for eight. A round table, that extended out from my lunch like a balloon, as if to encapsulate my aloneness.  For seven days, I ate believing that there were two hundred and fifty sets of eyes on the back of my head. Watching […]

Nettle and Wild Garlic Twice Baked Potatoes

Nettle and Wild Garlic Twice Baked Potatoes

Let me tell you about one of the saddest days of my life. It was the day I learned to shun the potato. You see, everyone has a food that they depend on, a food that they love above all others. Mine was the humble spud. Baked, mashed, roasted, stuffed: they had ensconced my heart deep within […]