Book Report: Gloria

Gloria by Keith Maillard I chose this big fat book based on a comment made by someone I occasionally read on the internet. I like big fat books in general and this one is about an intelligent socialite at the end of the 1950s who would rather do graduate work at Columbia University than get married…

Cook The Books

I bought two vegetarian cookbooks for my daughter. Still Life With Menu Cookbook by Mollie Katzen Back in the day when I was escorting my kids, one of the other mothers at the school bus stop knew Mollie Katzen and the original Moosewood  collective people. Apparently allegedly, there was bad blood over that first Moosewood cookbook…

The President’s Wife

I didn’t want to do it but I couldn’t stop myself – I read the entire Eisenhower section first. I rarely read a book out of order but oh that Mamie! So now I have to start at the beginning and choke down Eleanor Roosevelt. Summary so far: she was ill at ease, loud, rejected formality and…

The Comforts of Home

Don’t be jealous but I bought a $20 floor lamp at my favorite junk store and set it up behind the armchair that I usually sit in when I watch TV. Since the arrival of the lamp, my morning routine is this: get up push button on coffeemaker let dog out morning ablutions empty dishwasher let dog back…