Lifestyle Picks

Editorial picks featuring lifestyle posts–food, travel, pets, bicycling, film, etc.

Bamboo Geek
A new variety of bamboo, a fluke or recipe for disappointment?

A new variety of bamboo, a fluke or recipe for disappointment?

I often stroll about the backyard, usually on some project or just merely focused on a gardening basic, like keeping your plants watered during a hot summer day.  It's easy to get so focused that you forget the little things, the garden surprises ...

Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Red velvet cheesecake cupcakes

Jun 19, 2012
Recipe: Red velvet cheesecake cupcakes

The Fourth of July is coming up soon, which means it's summer, which means it's travel season.

Buckhorn Road
Summer is chugging along

Jun 19, 2012
Summer is chugging along

As usual, my blogging regimen totally falls apart during the first few weeks of my summer break, which I always find ironic, since one would think that I have all the time in the world to catch up on my blogging.  However, I find that once my summ...

Momservations
A mother is never surprised to find…

Jun 19, 2012
A mother is never surprised to find…

When you become a mom things cease to amaze you because kids like to keep life interesting.

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A Girl And Her Fork
Restaurant Thir13en: Perfect place for an upscale outdoor lunch or place to indulge in a fancy cocktail

Jun 19, 2012
Restaurant Thir13en: Perfect place for an upscale outdoor lunch or place to indulge in a fancy cocktail

1300 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. (916) 594-7669http://www.thir13en.comI currently have a huge crush on Adam Pechal's Restaurant Thir13en. Despite the silly spelling of it's name, the place hits the mark on almost every level- ambiance, food, drinks...

All Squared Up
I married a sound guy

I married a sound guy

Sac Convention Center all spiffy and ready for the crowdsWe have been volunteering at convention set-ups for a long time now. For many years we attended the lovely Cow Palace, but now we meet at the Sacramento Convention Center. The inside joke in the ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Amazon Affiliate Program: Back again, even for breast cancer patients

A while back, Amazon fired all their California affiliates over a tax situation. That was the first time I'd ever been fired, and needless to say, I was devastated and wondered for months what I'd done wrong. Well, they let us back again. I'm rehired. I have put the search bar back...

renegade mothering
This week…we went camping and got a puppy. Or, lost our minds.

This week…we went camping and got a puppy. Or, lost our minds.

  A few months ago, Mac and I started making noises about getting a family dog. We decided on a Labrador. On Sunday, we got him. He is pictured below. Rocket named him Laser. Of course, that’s his name because it’s perfect. We have had Laser for 24 hours. I love Laser. Laser is...

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Limit Reached
Maybe my generation is sane.

Jun 18, 2012

Having kids is a big deal.  Mostly, it scares the crap out of me.  Lately, I’ve noticed a very faint longing whenever I see a happy family.  It’s totally foreign to me.  I’m not desperate to have kids, but like … Continue reading

Elk Grove Sports Corner
A eulogy for my brother Jeff

A eulogy for my brother Jeff

I was shocked early this morning when my sister Julie, who lives in Kansas City, phoned to inform me that police in Little Rock, Ark., phoned her to report that my younger brother Jeff was found dead in his home.There was no sign of foul play or anythi...

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