from the dark kitchen: porcini sauce

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I have the darkest kitchen in the world so I am contemplating renaming my essays from the ambiguous David the Tornado to the mysterious From the Dark Kitchen. The Goth Kitchen? Salty and …

taming walden pond: traversing fear one breath at a time

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I’m not completely comfortable unless I am just a tad uncomfortable. Maybe it’s symptomatic of my nurturing, maybe it’s a facet of my intrinsic nature or perhaps a little of …

nespresso: oh good, I needed another bourgeois vice

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I was not paid, compensated or asked to write this post. All views expressed are that of my own.   I recently returned from Europe where I was kindly reminded …

before sunset: 26.2 in Paris

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“I feel like we are in the movie The Warriors and this is the running gang,” my friend Chris observed as we patiently waited on the Metro platform with my …

Paris, Denmark & Porcupine Bank: a preface

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My personal connection to both Paris and the country of Denmark is basically an absurd and random distortion of possibility and chance. Yet, here I am on a plane [a …

the boot, lilacs, pilly ennui & to bury a bone

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I’m over winter. I’m over winter because I have a short attention span and I’m ready for change even if it means enduring my least favorite season: Spring. Spring doesn’t …

I now understand what ‘Achilles Heel’ means

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An important part of life is having a sense of purpose. Purpose provides a sense of accomplishment and a sense of progress. Without this basic benchmark of self-evaluation life is a …

yes, I’m a special snowflake and I carbo-load gluten free

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My friend and fellow Forest Hills Runner, Jill, recently hosted a pasta-party on the heels of the 2014 Hyannis Half/Full/Relay Marathon in Hyannis, Massachusetts. My contribution was a high-protein gluten …

roasted cauliflower soup

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My mom visited me back in December and I made her this soup… she loved it beyond belief. Honestly, she spoke of it during her whole trip and beyond… “how …

a slush run through boston

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Why hello there. I know, I am a slacker. To be honest I’ve been pretty busy; I am training for the Paris Marathon this coming April… crazy, right? I never …

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