Roasted carrot po-boy sandwich

So…I’m turning to comfort food a lot lately. Po-boys are a quintessentially New Orleans version of what we in Wisconsin called a sub sandwich: crusty french bread, fried or juicy filling, dressed with mayo, shredded lettuce, and tomato slices, with or without gravy. As vegetarians, my family likes french-fry po-boys (yup, a french-fry sandwich), or […]

Happy Halloween 2017!

It’s a mighty busy day, so I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking… Costumes! I love that my kids still want to make their own costumes. Er, I should say, have me “help” them with cans of spray paint and my sewing machine. Spooky stories! I was going to read a couple of […]

Fond farewell to Literary Mama

This month is the first in almost nine years that I haven’t helped to prepare the September issue of Literary Mama. This summer, I handed the Poetry Editor reins to my talented colleague and poetic co-conspirator Juli Anna Herndon so I could pursue a writing career. The Poetry department, and the overall site, is in […]

Summertime, and the living is busy!

With school-age kids in the house, summertime is pretty active around here. We took a trip to Wisconsin to visit family and friends, which was amazing. Lazy summer? Ha!   After all the boating, tubing, skiing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, potlucking, partying, bonfiring, and belly-laughing, I could use a vacation.  One of these days, I’ll get […]

Resources for grief

I  recently received devastating news about beloved friends and community members. My heart is broken for the family and friends he left behind, my own included. Because I was at such a loss to express my grief, and to explain to my own children what happened, I pulled together a few resources that I found […]