Retail Therapy

I wrote this piece a while ago and it has since been in the hands of editors at The New York Times, Slate, The Atlantic Monthly, Elle, More and O Magazine. I’m fortunate in that I received positive feedback from everyone at those publications even…

Easy As Pecan Pie

My mother secretly consumed candy bars and 7-Up and sometimes pastrami sandwiches in the middle of the night, yet she never seemed to gain an ounce. She was thin and glamorous and loved pecans and chocolate and the New York Times. I baked this pie…