Breath

Breath

This last November, while in Pennsylvania, I went on several short runs around the neighborhood. During those runs I found myself gasping for air almost immediately. At first, I thought I was just out of practice, it had been a while since I had gone for a run before...
Hear

Hear

The U.S. Census this year will not only count, but also gain much information about our population. To do so, the census will ask the respondents to put themselves in various categories. While this process serves a good purpose, there is a human tendency to want to...
Smell

Smell

Smell has a fascinating way of transporting us to the past, to our memories. When I catch the aroma of freshly baked bread, I am taken back to Kirchzarten, Germany, where the bakery down the street from our house would wake me up with the dusky, yeasty scents of bread...
Touch

Touch

From the doorway I watched as he stood next to his father’s bed. Not wanting to interrupt, I stood silently as he took lotion and rubbed it into his father’s feet.  Feet that could no longer walk. Feet that were calloused from years of living inside boots. Nails...
Taste

Taste

I always cook with honeyIt sweetens up the nightWe always cook with honeyHoney, how’s your appetite for some sweet love-Judy Collins Judy Collins sang way back when I was a student. Check out the full lyrics – it is about love between a couple, for sure, but it is...
Salt

Salt

Do you know someone who cooks without salt and pepper? My mother does because she finds it irksome when people dump it lavishly on their meal before tasting it. Admittedly I struggle to eat dishes without some extra spices, and I even crave salty snacks over sweet....