Date Truffles

A batch of date truffles on a white, ceramic plate.

When Tim came home from his Thursday meetings today, I handed him one of these date truffles, and he told me to get my coat, and the two of us headed to Bella Nashville for a pizza date, which is where we’d agreed to work on our book-mapping. We’re so close to turning our manuscript …

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Arugula Dijon Salad with Figs and Pistachios

Top down view of Arugula Dijon Salad with Figs and Pistachios on a white ceramic plate on a dark wooden table.

Every spring, when the ground brings new life and the trees turn every shade of green, I think of Julius. Julius and I met in grad school. He wore silver-rimmed spectacles, ironed business shirts and dress pants and a neatly trimmed reddish-brown beard that was quickly going gray but lush and full nonetheless, I suspect …

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