Fortune On-Point

The fortunes inside take-out Chinese food’s fortune cookies seem to get worse with every passing year.  In fact, most of them aren’t even fortunes anymore.  Usually, they’re statements about the eater’s character more than they are predictions for the future (Recently, I bit into “You are friendly and liked by most who know you.”  It… Read More Fortune On-Point

Keurig Cooties?

This morning, a producer from Chicago’s CBS affiliate came to our kitchen for help with a piece on Keurig (and other one-cup) coffee makers.  With the help of Loyola University Medical Center, she’s hoping to find out what sort of unwelcome flora might be growing in these handy little brewers.  I’ve owned my Keurig since 2006 or… Read More Keurig Cooties?

On 36

Yesterday, I turned 36. Closer now to 40 than 30, I once again must square my notions about what an age means with how I actually feel, having arrived there. When I was in elementary school, the fifth graders were awe-inspiring. They were such big kids, they were all so smart, and the girls were… Read More On 36