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Dylann Roof

The Dylann Dilemma

    This is what a racist looks like. This is a cropped version of one of Dylann Roof’s Facebook pictures. The full image shows two badges on his jacket: the old apartheid-era South African flag, and the Rhodesian flag. I first learned what those symbols meant back in 1999, when I knew a horrifyingly racist […]

Musings

Dylann Roof

The Dylann Dilemma

    This is what a racist looks like. This is a cropped version of one of Dylann Roof’s Facebook pictures. The full image shows two badges on his jacket: the old apartheid-era South African flag, and the Rhodesian flag. I first learned what those symbols meant back in 1999, when I knew a horrifyingly racist […]

I Don’t Care

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but my mantra lately has been “I don’t care.” I don’t care about your child’s friend’s cousin who was just diagnosed with cancer. I don’t care about my Keurig’s water quality. I don’t care about Bill Cosby or rape culture. I don’t care about basic white girl sayings. I […]

Food

Pasta All’Amatriciana

  Amatriciana sauce is a Roman favorite. It’s called “all’amatriciana” because it’s “from Amatrice” — Amatrice is a small town in Lazio. Like most Italian dishes, its beauty is in its simplicity. It only has a few ingredients, but the flavors combine to make a dish that seems complicated and gourmet-ish. But you know me […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta

  Happy Thanksgivukkah everyone! This joint holiday won’t happen again for another 80,000 years or so. Good thing cornbread dressing can be kept frozen indefinitely… I’m posting today because I want to share a recipe I made today. If I don’t, I’ll accidentally close the tab out or forget which site the recipe is on […]

Champagne Jell-O Shots

  Kerri and her family graciously hosted a very fun Oscar watch party Sunday night. We were asked to bring a snack. I wanted to make something a little festive and glamorous and sparkly to celebrate the evening. But I also waited till the very last minute to decide what to make and hit the […]

Travel

Sunsets, For No Good Reason

  For some reason, sunsets have been a recurring theme in my conversations and readings the past couple of days. Must be a sign I need more sunsets in my life… Whenever I travel, I try to snap pics of sunsets at different locales. Here are just a few of my favorites. Enjoy them, for […]

Jersey Love!

  Disclaimer: this post is about a press trip. Most of my expenses were paid. Nobody told me what to write about the trip, though, because NOBODY TELLS ME WHAT TO DO! (Said in my best demanding toddler voice.) Confession: I went to New Jersey fully expecting to enjoy myself, but I did not expect […]

The Jersey Shore Is Open For Business!

  Not long after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, I shared a video from my friend Dawn. Her family’s vacation home in Belmar, New Jersey had suffered extensive damage. Yeah yeah yeah it was a “vacation home.” Plenty of people lost their “real homes” and everything they owned. I get that. But there was […]