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Mushroom Stew

Donan Launch Party

The Donan launch party was slightly truncated due to the cold-and-flu season, however a good time was had by those who attended the scaled back version. We had gnocchi made with pâte à choux, served with a mushroom stew, cabbage rolls and cranberry relish. There was spiced pomegranate juice and …

Surprised Face

Suddenly… Cannibals!

Sometime ago I was reading a story for a critique group. It was a post-apocalyptic tale that centered on a small boy finding a safe community of survivors to join. The antagonists were a roving band of thugs bent on stealing, killing and generally causing havoc on those weaker then …

Enchanted Forests

Nisene Marks, CA During my sister, N’s, spring break last week, we went to visit family and friends in central California, where we grew up.  There is always something a little heartbreaking about returning to a place that is not home anymore, but was once. The coastal forests of California …

Book Release: The Wise Man’s Fear

Last Tuesday, M and I went to the book signing for The Wise Man’s Fear at the University Bookstore. Fortuitously, we got really good seats – center in the second row. The event started at 7:00 pm, I arrived at about 5:00 pm to scope it out and save a …