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I used to swim, but it’s been almost seven months since I visited the pool, and I’m struggling getting back in the water. When I get in bed Sunday nights, I review my schedule for the coming week, and I figure out what mornings I’ll have time to swim before I go to work, and commit […]

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A year ago I embarked on something I called The Ugliness Project. Someone gave me a piece written by a young woman who was in terrible pain because she believed strongly in her own ugliness.  In this moving essay she articulated every single feeling I’ve had about myself at one time or another, and though […]

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Do you ever wonder what they eat in heaven? I love the Albert Brooks movie Defending Your Life. It is set in Judgement City, a place somewhere between life, and wherever you are headed next. The two main characters Julia and Daniel meet there, and though their days are spent literally defending the choices they […]

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Spoiler alert, there is no recipe for stuffed peppers to be found anywhere in this post, or anywhere @The Chef’s Last Diet. Because this is my site, I get to decide what to include, what to cook, and what to talk about, and I don’t like stuffed peppers. I do like stuffed other things, like […]

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