The Perfect Drug

When I say music is my drug of choice, I’m not making an offhand statement. I don’t know how it is for other people, but music truly is a drug for me. The effects it can have are as real and intense as if I ate some speed or smoked a big ass blueberry blunt. All I have to do is jam the ear buds as deep as they’ll go and find that fine line between loud enough and ouch-that-hurts.

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Chocolate of the Day: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cupcakes

This confection came about when I wanted to make chocolate-covered cherries for my husband but didn’t want to deal with the candy-making part. I’ve always been a far better baker than confectioner, so this was a no-brainer. Over the years, it’s become a go-to item for holiday gift baking.

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The Parenting Chronicles: Rock and Roll High School

Actually, it will be Rock and Roll Kindergarten around here, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to use a Ramones title. At any rate, it’s official: As of September 1, I am homeschooling my son. I’m still swinging back and forth between utter panic and cheerful nonchalance. Read More The Parenting Chronicles: Rock and Roll High School

We Try It: Himalayan Pink Salt

I’m a sucker for pink things and a lifelong salt fiend, so when my husband suggested I look into Himalayan pink salt, I went running to Google. I’m not one to buy into faddish health food claims or spend money on faddish gourmet items, but what I found was intriguing enough to make me open my wallet.

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