Much has been written about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s good times — the Gatsby years, the parties — but the aftermath is less examined. Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel, West of Sunset, imagines Fitzgerald’s last stages in life. Centered around his late-’30s Hollywood years, the writer see-saws between struggle and vindication while trying maintain some semblance of family.
Greetings, citizens. Europe has its very own measles outbreak now, isn’t that nice? Not. More about that later. Read More News in Europe: Measles
Over the past decade, pet food and treat related illnesses and recalls, many of which are linked to products from China, have made many pet owners more wary about what they buy their pets. It can be difficult, and sometimes expensive, to provide treats sourced entirely from the USA. Of course, treats aren’t medically necessary, but they’re important for training and good for variety. I’m not a veterinarian, but I keep up with dog news and recalls. Here’s what I know and what’s working for my dogs. Read More What’s Up With Dog Treats From China?
August 24th, 2013 marked the first day I went to work fully and wholly as myself. It has been 18 months since that fateful day. That day also marked the last time my parents saw me in person. Read More Life in Transition: 18 Months
Guess what? We’re on episode seven of Downton Abbey, which means we’re in the home stretch! And we have all of the staples of a primetime soap opera in this episode: a wedding that may or may not occur, opposition to a marriage, an announcement from a killjoy, a mother bitchier than Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest, a realization of a child’s parentage based on its looks, a family member leaving, and Anna starring in Bates Part Deux: The Homicidal Housewife. Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×08
Today was my day off and I had important things to do (read: finish up Broadchurch on Netflix). It’s also really damn cold, so I wanted something quick and easy that would warm me up. This soup definitely hit the mark. Read More Sinus-Clearing Shrimp and Rice Noodle Soup
It’s a thing, and a good one at that. Read More Yogurt Bread? Well, Of Course!