Rent Control

Home is where the life-size concrete statue of an emaciated Borzoi is. A celebration of the first time Dom and I have lived in the same dwelling for two years.

Good People: Tobi Gray Weldon

Ivey Mariposa Weldon spent nine months working her way into the world, but she’s been nine years in the making.

The Leftovers: Ron Finley

Codes, quilts and photos of double-wide wheel chairs. The awesome leftover quotes from my interview with “gangster gardener” Ron Finley.

Good stuff: Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Last weekend, through a series of scheduling miracles, I got to attend the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Here’s an inside look at the good, the gluttonous and the guy with the best pants in the city.

Live Like Laura Day

Today in heaven, sushi is being eaten in large quantities to celebrate my sister-in-law Laura’s birthday. Here on earth, I’m sharing a few smiles and a great story that deserves to be heard.

Mom-ent of Truth

There’s too much pressure to be Susie Smileyface on Mother’s Day, but when a stranger in a grocery store tells me the one thing I won’t let myself believe it turns out to be the best gift of all.

Kiss My Asswipers

There are three levels of female friendship: Christmas Card Colleagues, Cheerleaders and Asswipers, the ones who show up for the good and clean up after the bad. The story of my hunt for a new Asswiper, published in the Nashville Scene.

Dairy Err

Why is there a block of Parmesan on my desk? And where is my phone? A look at my lunchtime lunatic ballet plus a fantastic recipe for broccoli pesto.

What Love Looks Like: Father Nose Best

When my first boyfriend said “I love you,” I thought it was the greatest thing I’d ever heard. Twenty-six years later, he has the same reaction when his six-year-old son says it to him.

Skin Bits

In my family, food is love—and sometimes love just happens to be covered in warm ketchup. This is a story about bizarre and beloved family recipes and why I stopped eating ham covered in ketchup.