My Secret Coffee Brewing Technique
I've never liked coffee. The musty smell annoys me in the same way dirty shoes deflate others.
These days when I leave New York for a day trip, I have this unsettling daydream that something will happen while I'm out of state, like a w
Today Hans visited for a few hours. We stayed outside and when we were close together, we both wore masks.
Distance Teaching for Kindergarteners: 8 Programs that Worked
I slowly figured out what programs worked best to teach kindergarten on line.
Friday Night Mistake
I sat up in bed and shouted at the radio, “What?” so the announcer would know to repeat what he just said.
Metaphor of my Life
I hope this isn't a metaphor of my life: pretty but impossible to set right.
I went to a psychic last night to see if she could diagnose my pain and gift me with additional information.
Time Traveling from Moment to Moment
It was like I was time traveling from one moment to another, hours apart.
the GPS doesn't understand what it's like to walk on a crowded sidewalk in Manhattan where I had to wait a minute or two at the end of every
Before the Decorations
There is a deep ravine next to her driveway. Wouldn't it be inconvenient if my car slid into the abyss? How long until my sister and her...
Still Life with Pleurisy
When I'm alone I make myself repeat the mantra: "I will not talk to others about my pain," but the moment there is a lull in a conversation,
A Narrow Path
...there was something odd. What was it? No, there wasn't a sound, I wasn't cold or hungry and there wasn't anything out of place, except...
All Water is a Bath
I asked him if he would remember this baptism when he got older. He started to cry. Clearly memory was a sore subject for him, ...
My sister Heather called at 7:00 AM to see if I was awake. I was. She was off to Poughkeepsie to buy that camera that they didn't have in...
A Patient Patient?
I went to my doctor for pity and advice on how to be rid of the pleurisy that crept into my lungs seven weeks ago, and walked out with a...
How Gross is this Going to Be?
How does one buy chicken feet. By the pair? How many feet fit into a bag? Am I going to be grossed out by floppy, dead chicken feet?
...my father had told me long ago that the wild animals called Fisher Cats had a cry that sounded human...
Choose my Own Medical Condition
...so I dubbed myself Sheriff of Medical Answers and accepted my fate. Pain while breathing.
My Turkey Adventure: 2019: Day 21: Antalya: Hamam
Turkey 2019 Day 21: Antalya: Hamam Holly Winter “Do you have any questions?” the receptionist asked in perfect English. This was my first...
My Turkey Adventure 2019: Day 7 : Ciftlik: Fish for Dinner
This column is a sample of Holly Winter Huppert's book, Cheese for Breakfast: My Turkish Summer. The book chronicles Holly's solo travels...