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Pumpkin Gingerbread

Lately, I have been actively seeking more information related to interruption. It’s fascinating, really. Research (here and here and, more broadly, here, to start) shows that women are interrupted significantly more frequently than men are, and that men are significantly more likely to interrupt than women, and that men are significantly more likely to interrupt…

The Winter Playlist 2016

The last few weeks, I have been asking people to tell me what their favorite Christmas songs are. It can be kind of interesting to hear about, actually. Whether or not I ever tell those I’ve interrogated, I am always, always categorizing their responses. I find the people I get along with best respond with…

The Winter Playlist 2015

Man, the things that happen to us. I’m sorry, how is it suddenly the middle of December? It has been a strange, winding, whirlwind sequence of events. The kind that has made me feel like Hannah on Girls, eating bread I have done stuff to and collecting weird stories, like adventurous women DO. And it’s…

Gingery Cranberry and White Chocolate Bars

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what we as individuals project out into the world. How interesting is it to observe how the things we think we might exemplify differ from the things we actually exemplify? And sometimes, it’s more devastating than interesting, if we’re all being honest. See, I would love to seem…

Chewy Molasses Cookies

Over a decade ago, I baked a batch of sugar cookies at Christmastime that needed a little something extra when they emerged from the oven. I was thirteen, and I didn’t know a whole lot about baking. I was, however, astute enough to recognize instantly that I needed to whip up a sugary-sweet frosting, stat.…

Welcome to the Holidays + The Winter Playlist 2013

Last year around this time, just as I was returning from visiting my family in beautiful Bavaria, I found this gem of a book called Sound Bites from Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos. He wrote a little excerpt about his stay in Munich at Christmastime that I think perfectly captured the spirit of the season: “When…