American potluck trip

the happiest place on earth

This was a most mediocre and tremendous meal. It wasn’t locally sourced, grass-fed beef. I’m sure the guacamole came out of a tub. The beans were sort of spongy, the tortillas lukewarm. That pre-grated cheese…

the last one

Can someone please explain to me how it is May 16th already? Tell truth, I’ve had that sentence at the top of this piece I keep meaning to write, with different dates in there. How is…

California in February

We sat down at a table underneath an umbrella, the sun too strong for our unaccustomed eyes. The air was warm on our arms. Lucy shrugged off her sweater and started dancing in her seat.…

all this bounty

There’s nothing like being on the road. Green hills beside you, flat black pavement stretched out in front of you. Around that bend is a farm stand, selling the first ripe strawberries of the season.…

a tremendous diversity

It was a peculiar moment in San Francisco when my online life met my real life. Thanks to a visit with our friend Steve who works there, I was at Twitter headquarters, writing on Twitter about…

in Napa

During our California road trip, after our stay in Sacramento, the three of us drove to Napa. Eating extraordinary meals in one of the best places for food I know reminded me of the beginning again.…

that golden light

It’s always the light I notice first. We left Seattle in the middle of a February rainstorm, the only time that Seattle looks the way you imagine Seattle to look. It was drippy dark grey…

California, coming home.

We came home from California bedraggled and happy. We carried our bags to our car in the rain, somehow strange after 12 days of blue skies and warm air, but also welcome after seeing the…

the next adventure

We’re off on another adventure. And we’d love to meet you along the way. As many of you might remember, we spent much of September in a minivan, driving around New England, holding potlucks and meeting…

and so it ended.

We woke up in Portsmouth, a little tired, and very much grateful. We had been on the road, driving around New England in a minivan crammed with fresh vegetables, food from our sponsors for our guests,…