January 27, 2015
A letter to a young woman who is concerned about the Biblical view of eating meat.
August 7, 2014
Once abortion loses gravitas and becomes the stuff of positive video-selfies and hip rom-coms, opposing it becomes more difficult.
May 22, 2014
A review of Charles Murray's latest book.
April 14, 2014
Fermented foods such as wine and yogurt are permitted at Passover. But other fermented foods such as bread and beer are off-limits. Why? This essay offers an explanation.
March 14, 2014
These cupcakes contain coconut oil and safflower oil (along with coconut cream). They have the texture and full-flavor of a butter cake, without actually using dairy.
February 26, 2014
An old woman recalls the painful lessons of her childhood and the loss of her husband.
January 29, 2014
This story is my re-telling of one of the Greek Dionysus myths. It takes place in a small town in the American south, sometime in the early to mid-1900s.
December 26, 2013
Your intended audience and your real audience are not necessarily composed of the same people.
November 26, 2013
The Hunger Games is a compelling book, but its disturbing sense of life is one that people should not internalize.
November 12, 2013
Chocolate coconut cream is amazing. It makes a great frosting or pot de creme. You'd never know it was vegan--it tastes every bit as decadent as the heavy-cream version.