NEW PLATEUS Alone on Thanksgiving
Due to a quirk in the family schedule we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving over Saturday and Sunday this year. And with me needing my days off work to chip away at my book,this left Thanksgiving Thurs... Posted on 11/23/12 at 10:16 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man... Posted on 10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
TIME AT THE TABLE Kitchen Kids - Creating "Cooking Confidence"
When I first saw one of my co-founder ofBlog for Family DinnerGrace's, fromEatDinner.org, post onThe Family Dinner Booktitled "Yes, You Can Make Family Dinner: Tips for Cooking Confidence" it was an e... Posted on 2/20/12 at 5:41 PM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Bookmarks, book titles and bargains
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine told me about his e-Reader.
Whats an e-Reader, I had to ask, envisioning some type of contraption to hold a book open or something like that. Two years ago Id ... Posted on 12/9/11 at 10:13 AM
STAFF BLOG ALL ABOUT FOOD Hungarian Mushroom Soup
The first time I saw the word Hungarian describing mushroom soup, I was perplexed. I am a descendent of grandparents who came to the United States from Hungary when they were young adults. My mother w... Posted on 10/2/11 at 12:19 AM
A wag of my acquaintance once said that word processors are ruining the art of biography. He explained that it’s so easy to type on them (no carriage return, no worries of hyphenation, etc.), that “if Moses had one, there’d be 17 commandments rather than 10.”
As I’ve mentioned before, I love to read books that embrace a specific locale. In fact I got started reading when I was in high school and someone told me about Sinclair Lewis, a writer who grew up in a small town, like me. I gobbled up “Main Street” because it smelled like home.
After graduating from Harvard, Sara Houghteling studied for her master’s degree in fine arts at the University of Michigan, where she received a Fulbright Scholarship to Paris and one of Michigan’s highest honors, the Avery Hopwood Award for novels.
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