Giving During the Holiday Season

This month’s editor’s letter in Chesapeake Taste magazine. I had an aunt by marriage, Aunt Kay, who was one of those people who likes to keep busy. By her own description she was a terrible cook, although she loved to eat. She only knew how to cook two things well: chicken soup (which was moreContinue reading “Giving During the Holiday Season”

September Has Come and Gone – Excerpts from Editor’s Letter

There was a family, the Greens, that lived in our neighborhood, when I was a child, who had a daughter my age named Rachel. I liked to go to their house because it was very different from my own.  Mrs. Green was a stay-at-home mom, unlike my own mother who was often preoccupied with herContinue reading “September Has Come and Gone – Excerpts from Editor’s Letter”

Mother and Daughter Bond Through Poems

Editors Letter from May issue of Chesapeake Taste magazine A thick, shabby blue book with transparent thin pages sits on my bookshelf. Titled, Combined Louis Untermeyer edition of Modern British and Modern American poetry, it belonged to my mother. It was one of her college textbooks from one of her favorite classes, and her notesContinue reading “Mother and Daughter Bond Through Poems”

Oldest House in Annapolis?

The Sands House: One of the Oldest Homes in Annapolis Nadja Maril Inspired by her family home, writer Ann Jensen creates new ways to share history It’s easy to walk right past the Sands House, with its pale-yellow clapboard siding, gambrel roof, and red trim, and not notice the special green plaque identifying it asContinue reading “Oldest House in Annapolis?”

Truro a Place for Long Walks and Reflection

It was chilly last weekend on Cape Cod but the sky was a brilliant blue, and being a magazine editor I’ve grown to appreciate skies. The photograph above shows a portion of the wetlands adjacent to the Pamet River at low tide. What I really enjoy about visiting the Lower Cape in the off-season isContinue reading “Truro a Place for Long Walks and Reflection”

Chespeake TASTE editor and her labradoodle

It was a soggy Saturday for my birthday yesterday, but I’ve had an okay weekend so far if I include Friday.  Friday morning we launched Maryland’s newest magazine, Chesapeake TASTE, and had a lively breakfast gathering on the roof of Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge. From the phone calls I’ve been receiving, the response on contentContinue reading “Chespeake TASTE editor and her labradoodle”