Cinco de Mayo is Thursday but you probably already knew that. It’s odd that I remember this, as don’t I generally realize a holiday (other than Thanksgiving) is coming until it’s tomorrow, or even yesterday. I did write a Cinco de Mayo post two years ago about avocados and guacamole where you can find my super-simple and always delicious recipe. This […]

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When I am at the mall, or a museum and I have to pee I don’t have to think about where I belong, or who I am, or how I am seen by the other people. I wait in line like all the other women, who also need to pee (right now) and step into […]

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  • April 27, 2016 - 11:42 am

    Marcy - Well said. As hateful and ignorant as these new discriminatory laws are, I also have been heartened to see some organizations stepping up to discuss boycotting the discriminatory states and to publicize messages of inclusion to their employees and customers (the NBA, Target).ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2016 - 2:54 am

    Melony - Perfectly said! Unfortunately, it seems the government seem only capable of making decisions based on fear and imagined threats. It’s so tragic. 😯ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2016 - 12:34 pm

    Ellen - Ditto what Marcy and Melony said. Clearly, thinking and common sense are not requirements to be politicians, just an ability to pander to certain groups to get votes.ReplyCancel

    • May 1, 2016 - 1:11 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Ellen, it is so infuriating, and senseless. I’m already reading about the fallout of self-appointed bathroom monitors causing problems. This can’t end well, unless it ends soon.ReplyCancel

  I cook fish almost every week, so why are there so few recipes here at CLD? Almost everyone I know feels a little nervous to cook fish properly, including me. Who am I to offer cooking tips on something I don’t feel expert at? To answer that question let’s talk a little about my (easy) rules for fish preparation. Keep […]

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For most of the last year my daughter and I have been watching the Gilmore Girls, and last week we started the final season. Of course we’re excited about the new episodes slated to air later this year on Netflix, but we’re sad about reaching the end of something that has become an important part of our mother-daughter conversation. […]

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  • April 20, 2016 - 1:48 pm

    Rowan - I thiiiiiink Amazon Prime may have all the old Castle episodes? It for sure won’t start conversations like this, but I do love me some Castle.ReplyCancel

    • April 20, 2016 - 2:27 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Rowan, I checked Amazon and they don’t… ThanksReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 8:44 pm

    Cyn K - Since I haven’t watched “Gilmore Girls,” I’m not sure what to recommend. It has stopped me from thinking about possibilities all afternoon.
    Maybe because it is an election year my brain is stuck on “West Wing.” It has seven seasons, an interesting ensemble cast and features the character of CJ, the White House Press Secretary, a strong female character that you might appreciate.ReplyCancel

    • April 20, 2016 - 9:49 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Cyn, I was a huge fan of West Wing, and have watched the entire series twice! I like almost all things Sorkin. Thanks for the suggestion.ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2016 - 3:39 am

    Melony - That sounds like such an amazing way to spend time with your daughter! Castle is a fun show, but probably won’t have the same meaning for you. I am wracking my brain about potential replacements and the only ones I can think of are Buffy, Mad Men and The Wire. And they will have the same effect as Castle. LolReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2016 - 4:51 pm

    Marcy - That sounds really special that you can share that together, and I love the idea that you can discuss the characters’ problems as a way to talk about real life without touching upon things that your daughter wasn’t comfortable talking about. I haven’t seen the show, but I loved Parenthood. That would be a good choice if you haven’t seen it, and since Lauren Graham is one of the stars, I guess it’s a pretty obvious one. The movie it’s loosely based on is hilarious and great, too, by the way.ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2016 - 11:15 am

    Leslie Landau - Hi Nancy. I loved this piece (as I love all your pieces — I am a stalker and read them all). We also bonded with our younger son over the nightly ritual of an episode of one series after another. Some probably not a fit for you (Star Trek and TNG, Sherlock, Justified). We watched Castle too — fun but lightweight. But, ah, The West Wing. Still our favorite, and timely (timeless?).ReplyCancel

    • May 1, 2016 - 1:09 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Leslie, So glad to have you as a follower (not a stalker). Many people have suggested West Wing (one of my all time faves) but one of the things that’s been great about GGs has been that neither of us have seen them before, so it’s all new to both of us. We loved Sherlock! I think, that as with GGs we’ll stumble on to something serendipitously (is that a word?) Thanks for the comment, it’s nice to know you’re out there!ReplyCancel

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