Tomatoes, Cheese, and Memories

It’s finally tomato season. This year, I’m growing a variety called Cherokee Purple, which become a deep rose color when ripe. They are glorious. Juicy and delicious. (They have also been resistant to pests and rot, unlike the Better Boys I grew for the past two summers.) I’m eating a lot of tomato and cheeseContinue reading “Tomatoes, Cheese, and Memories”

My First Summer as a Grown-up

  Twenty years ago at this time, I was in England, studying abroad for the summer in Bath. It was my first time outside the U.S. My flight from Columbus to St. Louis (and then to London) was the first time in my life I’d even flown on a plane. (TWA, and that airline hasn’tContinue reading “My First Summer as a Grown-up”

The Ghosts of Warwick Castle

Fright Nights – Warwick Castle (Warwick, England) August 4-5, 2006 9 pm – 5 am The small group participating in the ghost hunt met in the castle’s café. We were introduced to the Fright Nights team and got an explanation of what they do and what to expect. After this brief introduction, we got aContinue reading “The Ghosts of Warwick Castle”