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[Celebratory] Depression Cake

Well, well, well. Five years looks good on us. Someone proposed to me recently that maybe our bodies remember the things we have encountered. In terms of this website (and the memories I have stored), my body thinks of: Apple-Asian Pear Pie with White Cheddar Crust and Bacon Streusel, Zucchini Pizza with Lemon and Chives,…

Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

// A performance // They were not the ones. That sounds amazing. Thank God. I wrote, You made me feel ordinary. This is how you made someone you love feel. I wrote, You can’t be you and love unconditionally. I wrote, I’m not changing for anyone. I don’t deserve to be invaded. I don’t owe…

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…