Last night I took a trip to the moon. Fortunately, this moon, Luna Rotisserie, requires no space travel and is conveniently located in downtown Durham. (photo Luna's Facebook pg) I first heard of the restaurant back in April when I was at Sage Cafe in Chapel Hill. One of the owners of Luna is a friend of a friend, and she happened to be there the night that I was at Sage. Since then it has been in the back of my mind to go check it out and write a review. The other day, out o
Out of curiosity I went back and looked up the last time I made the Mexican Black Bean Soup on this week's menu. It was just about 2 months ago, in the 3rd week of March. It is amazing to me how many things change in 8 weeks and how many things do not. Perhaps because I am a parent I am particularly aware of the passage of time - changing school schedules, clothes that used to fit "just a little while ago," debates of logic that continue to become more sophisticated. As a thi
Good morning! Yesterday morning I had one of those experiences where I woke up and with a sinking feeling suddenly remembered my life. By that I mean, I opened my eyes and the feeling of sleepy neutrality gave way to sensations and feelings that had been influencing me before I fell asleep. As I became conscious, a heat began spreading through my chest, my heart quickened, my mind raced, replaying a key scene from the night before. Anger. Yep. There he was in full force, befo
Ladies, if you haven't heard it yet several times today, Happy Mother's Day! Gentlemen, if you haven't said it several times today, it is not yet midnight, so go ahead and tell the important women in your life - yo' mama, yo' sister, yo' wife, those 3 magic words. Everybody likes to be recognized and appreciated for the hard work they do.
Now, bear with me. What I am going to say next will depart from our Mother's Day theme, but hopefully only temporarily, as I aim to come
Picture a white-hued sandy beach, the expanse of which is lapped by salty waters that from above are a brilliant turquoise, the likes of which you have only seen previously in travel magazines. From your overhead vantage point, you look down and survey the breathtaking island shoreline. The sand and surf surround a verdant, volcanic mountain interior, a mere splotch of dark green dotting the azure canvas of ocean. Perhaps you pinch yourself and wonder how you became fortunate