Welcome love

I was surprised the other day when listening to the How to build a happy life podcast to hear this sentence: Maturity involves learning not to push love away, either through neglect or through actively pushing love away. Robert Waldinger My first thought was, Why would anyone push love away? But as I thought more … Continue reading Welcome love

Fried food in my forties

Clear, liquid gold. Scent of hot peanut oil. Spatter as beer-battered fish strips are dropped in. An eruption of oily froth with each addition, then a settling into furious bubbling around each strip, like caterpillar feet on hot sand. We rarely fry food at home. The kids wanted fish sticks the other night. I moaned. … Continue reading Fried food in my forties