On Dec. 22, eight delightful people will descend upon my parents’ house in the hills of New Hampshire. The 10 of us will then embark on a full week of calm merriment in fire-lit, smoke-screened amber tones. I feel the warmth of the fire, a blustery gust as someone briefly opens the mudroom door to bring in a heap of firewood. I’m thirsty, and suddenly there’s wine. Someone mentions turkey and I can … not smell it.Archived | Dec 15, 2005 (~822 Words)
Lee Cabot Walker
Lee Cabot Walker is a writer in New York. She grew up in Williamsburg, VA, and has since lived in various spots on the east coasts of the United States and Spain. She has a bachelor’s in English and Spanish from Rutgers University and will receive a master’s in journalism from New York University in December 2005. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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Most Americans would agree that cookies are to Christmas as hydrogen is to water: essential. Whether you’re hosting a cookie swap or attending your mother-in-law’s, here are some cookie cookbooks, one or more of which might fit your motives.Archived | Dec 6, 2005 (~1076 Words)
The sweet, nutty smells are irresistible. Half a dozen varieties of authentic Italian Christmas cookies, in addition to classic Italian pastries, are painstakingly filled and intricately decorated to adorn the front window of Court Pastry Shop at 298 Court Street in Brooklyn.Archived | Dec 6, 2005 (~1029 Words)
Most of Christopher Scott’s meals lately come from his freezer, assuming he remembers to eat. He has fallen behind in housecleaning, and his eyes are bloodshot for lack of sleep. One topic — and one topic only — dominates his mind whether he’s alone, at work or with friends. No, it’s not that he’s in love. Scott is one of 847 New York City area residents participating in November’s National Novel Writing Month.Archived | Nov 8, 2005 (~1446 Words)
When Bert V. Royal moved to New York City from Green Cove Springs, Fla., he was just 21 with no college degree and little professional experience. Seven years later, Royal’s first play opens off-Broadway this December, and he has a six-figure advance to write an original screenplay for Paramount.Archived | Oct 25, 2005 (~1229 Words)