New, Improved Green Smoothie Recipe up on Mommyish

For your light Monday reading in the middle of some pretty dire national and world news, here's my latest piece, up on Mommyish: Making Smoothies is a Total Hassle.


"Danube Revisited" on Burn Magazine

Another place I'm pleased to see my writing about the "Danube Revisited" project: Burn Magazine.

The project's Kickstarter reached both its original and push goals yesterday, so the photographers will be on their way to the region on July 7th. Best of luck to them!


Danube Revisited: The Inge Morath Truck Project


I'm excited to be on TIME LightBox today, writing about Danube Revisited: The Inge Morath Truck Project, an ambitious photographic road trip along the entire length of the Danube River, retracing the footsteps of pioneering photographer Inge Morath.

9 photographers, 35 days, 24 cities and villages, 10 countries, 1,777 miles of river, and one mobile art gallery... continuing Inge's work.

You can also read more about the Kickstarter campaign to support the project here.


Avoid the Worst

Literature has low enough standards. But we can avoid writing the worst literature if we make ourselves ask ourselves, every two or three sentences we write, 'Is that what I really think?'

--Carol Bly, born today in 1930


Here I Be

When she went into 'Willow, Weep for Me,' you wept. You looked about and saw that the few other customers were also crying in their beer and shot glasses. Nor were they that drunk. Something was still there, that something that distinguishes an artist from a performer: the revealing of the self. Here I be. Not for long, but here I be. In sensing her mortality, we sensed our own.

--Studs Terkel in 1956, after seeing Billie Holliday perform.