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July 14, 2011

So you know what happens when you say you want to start blogging again, and then write a post telling everyone that you want to start blogging again, and then you get caught up in all kinds of real life stuff that make it hard to sit down for a few minutes and actually write a post (because gracious, where are you even supposed to start??), and then you go for a few more months without any blogging whatsoever?  You get serious blogger’s-block.

Which is why I’m not going to get into any explanations or recap of what’s been going on over the last little while, and instead, I’m simply going to grace you all with the best pancake recipe I’ve ever tried.  See, I went to Chicago a couple of years back, and we ate breakfast at this amazing place called The Bongo Room.  Before I went, I looked up the menu (which they change frequently), and saw “Lemon Ricotta Pancakes,” which sounded like the best thing in the world.  When we actually got there, however, they had changed the menu, and I ended up having “White Chocolate Pretzel Pancakes” instead (which were amazing, btw.  If you are ever in Chicago, you must go there.).  And though I was completely satisfied, the idea of Lemon Ricotta pancakes did not leave me.  So when I was getting together with some friends for breakfast last Sunday, I did a google search and came up with these:

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Curd and Fresh Raspberries.  Yummmm.

And yes, they were pretty much the best pancakes I have ever made, and they probably tie as the best pancakes I have ever eaten (because those white chocolate pretzel ones were reeeeeeally good).

I did forget my camera, though, so I don’t have any pictures.  Boo.


A welcome and an explanation
January 13, 2011

So I’ve decided to start blogging regularly again.

For those of you who have followed this over the last few years (though I haven’t written much in several months at least), I’m resisting the urge to write a big explanation of why I decided to change things up again.  I’ll just say that I miss writing, and I’d like to do it more regularly than I have been.  I also want a place to share other thoughts/articles/projects I’m working on that is at least a little less obvious than facebook.  And I wanted a bit of a fresh start, which is why I’ve archived all my previous posts.  So that’s that.  Welcome, and comment away.

The title of this blog comes from a small little poem by Madeleine L’Engle, one of my all-time favorite authors:

This is the irrational season
When love blooms bright and wild.
Had Mary been filled with reason
There’d have been no room for the child.

I realize that it’s a Christmas poem, and we are well into January.   I don’t mind.  I love it anyway.