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6.20.2014

You may not find this shocking, but I love iced tea. What you may find shocking is that I am not crazy about sweet tea.Most Southerners serve what I call "Tea Syrup". So cloyingly sweet it makes my teeth hurt. I am not exactly sure why, but my Mother only served sweet...

6.19.2014

It is that time of the season when the academic school year is ending. For me, this usually means concerts, showings, "informances", and generally saying goodbye to many of my students for the summer.

Sometimes I will receive a gift from a student or a class. Even tho...

6.17.2014

My friend Sarah Pope came out to my neighborhood to visit me on the evening of Father's Day. Both of our Father's have passed away, and we thought this might be a nice time raise a glass in their honor. 

 

Sarah and I try to get together every couple of months to check i...

6.14.2014

 

This Father's Day I will be telling a story about my Dad as part of the Metro Baptist Church's Sunday Service. I am humbled and honored to share with the congregation how my Father made an impact on mine, and so many other people's lives.  I am blessed.

 

A version of t...

6.12.2014

I decided to make butter mints for the first Mark Lamb Dance Salon I hosted at Metro Baptist Church. I had never made them before, but had fond memories of eating them.

My decision to make these were inspired by the many weddings I went to when I was a kid. I remember...

6.11.2014

On one particularly warm day a few Summers ago, I took a long walk with a friend and her Mom along the waters of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where I live. Truth be told, my friend's Mother was quite a high strung, and well, just a downright disagreeable person. Our plan was t...

6.6.2014

In the spring through early summer my friend Terre Roche hosts the Sunset Singing Circle at the Robert Wagner Park in Battery Park City. Every Friday evening throughout May and June folks from all walks of life gather to sing songs as the sun sets on the water on the l...

6.4.2014

You know Summer has arrived on my street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, when my next door neighbor Arlene puts geraniums in her pots.

 

Arlene just reminded me that she will turn 70 this year.

 

This summer, while trying to set up her porch, she took a bad fall. Everything still...

6.4.2014

After a long day of decorating and then coaching belly dancers, Layla Isis and Mariyah Elizabeth of Entelechy Dance, I met my fashion designer friend Chi Hu for dinner at Republic. We recommend the Asian Gimlet which combines the herbaceous tones of gin with muddled cu...

6.4.2014

After receiving a photo text message from my friend Jennifer Wilenta (affectionately known as the "Yoga Urban Fairy Princess" ) about a storytelling event to benefit Housing Works. I hightailed it over to Buy the Bag Shop http://www.housingworks.org/events/buy-the-bag/...

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