Voice: Lost and Found

Elizabeth MarroEat, Drink, Love, Reading & Writing11 Comments

Hello again. It’s me. I’ve gone missing since early February, at least from this page. Those who’ve been blogging much longer than I have already know what I’ve discovered: use that voice or lose it. For a host of very good but also not very good reasons, I’ve not written here for the past five weeks or so. I’ve missed … Read More

Intervention

Elizabeth MarroGrowing Pains, Nature21 Comments

I don’t know what kind of bird this is, I don’t know its sex. All I know is that for five days it occupied my backyard, walking around among my herb pots with a bemused air, as if hoping any minute to find a familiar face or landmark. There was no visible injury, no reason that I could see that … Read More

Love, A La Mode

Elizabeth MarroFamily, Food, Friends, The Distiller's Mother9 Comments

When I moved from the East Coast to San Diego in the spring of 2002, I found myself a stranger in a place that felt like home. There is no explaining that kind of feeling, it just happens. It happens more easily when you land in a community of loving, welcoming people who begin as acquaintances and become friends. Some … Read More