Tag: Life

When I need comfort…

Chicken perloo, also known as "chicken bog"--a simple and delicious dish based on the staple dish of the Lowcountry: rice.

This is not easy, y’all. Only nine days to go before the POD must be filled, and there are so many things moving along on so many parallel tracks… Even in the midst of the madness, though, the family’s got…

Close encounters of the reptile kind

...tensile muscle and bone...

After I took his picture, the snake booked. Not a surprising outcome, you might be thinking. But I had spotted drops of blood on his shining ecru underbelly. And he was looped into such an intricate curlicue–of shock? of self-defense?–that…

Midsummer blues

drought

  It’s midsummer 2012: a July, according to the weathermen, of epic drought. Every day smothering waves of heat and humidity break over and around our heads. Sane people–whether in central Virginia, in the mid-Atlantic, throughout the South and the…