A Mountain Climbed

Twenty years ago, I awoke from a coma in the I.C.U. For a week, I had relied on a respirator to support my life as heavy doses of antibiotics were pumped into my body. An open incision ran vertically across my stomach, they never closed it for fear that they might have to operate again.… Continue reading A Mountain Climbed


The tightrope walker gingerly takes one step at a time, Below him, cities are bombed by missiles launched from far and wide, The children cry for their fathers who were left behind, The mothers clutch their children and wonder where their futures lie. The tightrope walker takes another step as the rope beneath him shakes,… Continue reading Ukraine

All The Books I Did Not Write

Ideas spill into my brain like rain.  Some take seed, while others are blown in the wind.  Sometimes I write a page or two before metaphorically putting away the pen.  Others are captured as a title on a note in my phone.  But the only ones that become novels, are the ones I can’t let… Continue reading All The Books I Did Not Write

A Life in a Box

As I try to declutter my house once again, I think of how much I’ve collected over the years.  They are mementos of my life.  Photographs, handmade cards, baby items, antiques I’ve collected, an array of jewelry, etc.   And then there are the boxes that sit in my closet and basement.  They are filled with… Continue reading A Life in a Box


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About Me

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family but this blog is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you!

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