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Hello Darlings

On the second level of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, there are six eyes at the end of a long walkway. They surround the name, “Guillermo del Toro.” Through the entrance are pieces (big / small, spooky / scary, wonky / familiar) that encapsulate things that I have feared. Monsters, ghosts, abnormality, uncertainty. Things we…

Raspberry Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Once upon a time, two people lived across the street from one another for decades. Back then, she was wild-haired and eccentric–blushing her cheeks with lipstick at the window, counting the birds feeding at the end of the drive. She was known to succumb to her own worries and whims, but he was safe–a gentle…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I witnessed someone say a beautiful thing to a group of people recently, and I am about to extend it to how YOU have been to me, dear reader. Bear with me a moment while I get us there. We reached Utthita Hasta Padangustasana in a led Ashtanga class I have been attending this week,…

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

I woke up on an anniversary of something recently to find the Minnesota sky streaked with purples, pinks, and reds. The watercolor was broken by cracks of pitch black, leafless branches stretching into the air. I thought for a moment about how the backdrop of it all-the colorfully rising sun-reminded me a bit of the…