I Was Santa: A Heartwarming Holiday Story

I’m standing in my brother-in-law’s garage in my underwear. It’s a frosty, late-December-in-Northern-Minnesota 20 degrees in there. In the dim light I can see my breath as I struggle to open a clear plastic bag. From the other side of a door, I can hear the merry, loud conversation and laughter of my wife’s family. They have warmth, food and drinks. Children are running around in holiday frenzy. As for me, I have this plastic bag and its daunting contents. … More I Was Santa: A Heartwarming Holiday Story

Featured RBG: Jackie Alpers, author of Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona

Introducing Jackie Alpers: cookbook author and award-winning photographer, who talks about her latest cookbook: Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona.” Also, check out an excerpt of her book, including a recipe for chicken mole amarillo. … More Featured RBG: Jackie Alpers, author of Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona

My vagina is my greatest liability

I wonder if this is it. Whether this is the moment I get robbed, or gang raped or murdered. So many people have warned me for so long, so many people fear for me as I go–even after all these years of going and returning unscathed. As someone who travels alone a lot, one comes to wonder whether it is a foregone conclusion that one–or all of these–at some point, are going to happen. … More My vagina is my greatest liability