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ODE TO THE PAST (with the occasional nod to the present)

Wisdom of the Ancients

One of the most fascinating parts of researching ancient themes for my novels is immersing myself in the wisdom of the generations that came before us.

From the Egyptians of antiquity to the biblical cast of characters, lives were far less complicated in the ancient world. There were no cars, no air travel, no  Read More 
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Cook like the ancients

Some people jog. Some do yoga. Others tend to their gardens.

I cook.

Cooking is my zen moment, the meditation that clears the cobwebs. There's something about the scent of garlic in hot oil, or the rhythmic chopping of celery, or the soft pops as a tomato sauce bubbles that puts me in the  Read More 
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