Author: Lauren

As I am watching a wicked northeaster blow through southern Ohio, I am in “Countdown to Thanksgiving” mode.  Operation Thanksgiving is underway…and for some unknown reason I decided to start by polishing the silver. I have been struggling with this ridiculous silver tray for an hour...

I am having a birthday epiphany. It literally feels like the dawning of some sort of new Aquarius…I am turning in my Birthday Diva crown. But first I must do a little explaining behind the Birthday Diva crown mentality. I was actually born a Birthday Diva. I...

This really happened. Yesterday morning I woke up in one of those crazy sorts of sweats. I felt like a gummy bear. It’s the kind that makes your hair frizzy. Like you were in a rainstorm while you were sleeping. Anyway--I jiggled my way onto my back,...

[caption id="attachment_759" align="alignnone" width="293"] Passover Seder Plate, by L. Cohen, 1995[/caption]   I am not certain if it's mere coincidence, or fate, or just plain weird that my son’s birthday, the first night of Passover and the unexpected arrival of boxes from storage all collided on the...

If I say the words "cold feet" what is the first thought that comes to mind? A little word association game if you will. Don't over-think it, just spew out the first words that come to mind when you hear "cold feet".  Remember there is...

Dear Mary, It's so crazy I was just talking about you last night. I am having a dinner party this weekend and I am worried nobody is going to show up. Do you remember when you used to have parties and the only people that came were...