The Bicicletta

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]I love a good cocktail. Oh boy I do. However, I don’t claim to be an aficionado. And I dislike appending the label “snob” or even “nerd” after “cocktail”. Although, I am that person who specifies a gin to dry vermouth ratio (3:1) when I order a Martini. Because heck, when we get down…

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Change of course

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]”Transformation is not a future event. It is a present activity…” Those are words spoken to me by Jillian Michaels as I stretch, sweat soaked, and thankful for the end of my workout. I’ve done this particular routine so frequently, I’m able to recite her words of encouragement in unison, sometimes finishing her punchlines before…

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283 Days

“When love is gone, where does it go?” – Afterlife, Arcade Fire

I moved out of the home I created and shared with my husband and stepson 283 days ago.

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Beets Me

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”161″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow”][vc_column_text]I spent most of my life utterly rejecting the beet because its was a red vegetable that wasn’t a tomato. No use in following that logic—it originates from a five-year old’s, picky-eater brain. And because, with the help of my dad, it would occasionally find its way onto my plate, placed…

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Don’t Panic

When faced with a footwear decision between 12-year old L.L. Bean hiking boots covered in cobwebs, potentially fermenting in your closet or your comfy Nike tennis shoes you’ve already broken in because you wear them for other athletic excursions—I think it’s obvious what any logical person would choose before going on a 2.4-mile hike up…

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Saturday Afternoon Bloody Mary

It’s a sunny Saturday after a week’s worth of bothersome weather. A mixture of rain, hail, and gusty wind hung around for way too long like an unwelcome house guest. Bright blue skies, lots of sun, and brisk air calls for a spicy treat. I opted to drink a short-glass Bloody Mary and listen to…

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