My essay in Bon Appetit Magazine!

Wow, Friends! I am now a published author! This is so meaningful to me – Bon Appetit and Food & Wine magazines have been an important source of joy and inspiration to me for most of my life! I am over the moon to have my story shared in Bon Appetit! https://www.bonappetit.com/story/communicate-through-food (The illustration isContinue reading “My essay in Bon Appetit Magazine!”

New York Triptych

Tara and I had an absolutely fantastic trip to NYC last month. This was our first trip with just the two of us, and so it was a huge milestone for me. We were a bit worried about my regulation, but I usually am so captivated by travel that I am generally more regulated whileContinue reading “New York Triptych”

Father’s Day & Grief

Today I think of my Papa as I most love to remember him: My best cheerleader! He was so full of vibrant joy and optimism, and so enthusiastic about our little routines. He staunchly defended me at all times. He was delighted by our friendship. He made me feel worthy of genuine interest. He wasContinue reading “Father’s Day & Grief”

The Ocean & Us Ep7: Future Ambassador of the Seas

Friends! I am so thrilled to be back with another episode! Meet Dr. Melania Guerra, an oceanographer, engineer, and science diplomat. She shares her amazing breadth of experiences from outer space to the poles, thoughts on science diplomacy, pride for her home country Costa Rica, and her dream of being the ocean’s ambassador. Thank you,Continue reading “The Ocean & Us Ep7: Future Ambassador of the Seas”

Interview with That Au-Some Book Club!

Earlier this year, I was very excited to be interviewed by Meghan (Not An Autism Mom) for the wonderful group That Au-Some Book Club! Tara and I were invited to share a bit about The Ocean & Us Podcast, but also mainly to talk about our experiences with Spelling to Communicate and how it hasContinue reading “Interview with That Au-Some Book Club!”

The Ocean & Us Ep6: Untangling Ghosts

Meet Thanda Ko Gyi, founder and project director of Myanmar Ocean Project and all-around cool and inspiring person! She leads efforts to clean up ghost gear from Myanmar’s waters and to work with communities to find long-term solutions to the ghost gear problem. She is also an awesome diver and advocate for the oceans! ThisContinue reading “The Ocean & Us Ep6: Untangling Ghosts”

The Ocean & Us Ep 5: Listening to the Seas

Welcome back to our journey! We are so thrilled to share our conversation with a very special guest. Dr. Elizabeth Henderson is a Bioacoustic Scientist at NIWC Pacific who studies cetacean behavioral ecology and vocalizations and analyzes how noise (mostly manmade but also environmental) impacts their behavior. She is also the proud Best Buddy of a Mr. DannyContinue reading “The Ocean & Us Ep 5: Listening to the Seas”

Spring to Spring Stew

These days of winter shifting to spring are full of fluctuations and freshness and remnants of coziness. That is my motivation for this recipe. This dish captures the transition from winter to spring. We enjoyed this with panko-crusted vegan “chicken” cutlets, but it would also be nice with a light fish dish. Enjoy! ½ onion,Continue reading “Spring to Spring Stew”

The world-expanding gift

The people in my life are like my angels! The people in my life are my hope for humanity. They are the manifestation of all that humanity needs to thrive. Their wonderful and vibrant hearts truly are the magic needed to transform our world! Though it seems so saccharine, this sentiment rings true even uponContinue reading “The world-expanding gift”