Gratitude 25–27

I’ve missed a couple of days of confessing my gratitude, but I’m grateful to have maintained it. I’m grateful for books. My grandmother was an avid fiction reader as are my sister, my six-day-older cousin, and I. My mother loved encyclopedias. My dad was always a newspaper and magazine guy. Reading has always been a…

Awry

I was born to be an evangelist. Look at me. Those were the first words out of my mouth. I’m sure of it. I love to talk. I love to be engaged. I love to interact with other people. Over here. That was another big one. Come look at this. I’m full of them. I’ve…

Pesto Vegetable Pasta with Grated Incanestrato

I drove into Rockford to visit Valli Produce and picked up some small (roughly racquetball-sized) eggplants along with a jar of prepared pesto. I also got several cheeses including one that I’d never heard of before: incanestrato. Today for lunch, I cooked one of the eggplants sliced with a handful of sliced mushrooms and halved cherry tomatoes,…