Grilled Cheese and Gershwin

Grilled Cheese and Gershwin

There’s no tangible gauge for how well you’re doing as a parent—no meter that points to Awesome or You’ve Got to be Kidding Me and no bumper sticker that asks How’s my driving? accompanied with a 1-800 number. I was recently listening to Gershwin’s An American in Paris at the dinner table with my young […]

Nostalgia in the Making

Nostalgia in the Making

My husband and I took a trip a few weeks ago to Athens, Ohio to revisit the campus of Ohio University, where I did my undergrad. I hadn’t been back since graduation in 1998. Since then I’ve lived in England, then moved to Chicago for 13 years, and now I find myself living, of all […]