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Ruminations: How A Bowl of Cheesy Pasta Made A Bad Date A Little Better


When I first moved to New York City, I did what any single person would: I downloaded Tinder. And, like many users, I went on bad date after bad date. My “settled” friends got a kick out of my stories. Tales of disappointing evenings became my party trick. One winter, I met a very interesting […]

A Childhood Romance with American Cheese


Stealing Slices When I had a slice of American cheese in my hand, all was right with the world. It was summertime and I had spent the day swimming in a friend’s pool. At the barbecue, each child was handed an individually wrapped cheese slice to place on a hamburger. I had never seen cheese […]

Boudoir Cheese Model

Ruminations from a Boudoir Cheese Model


In the winter of 2016, a friend told me she was setting up a boudoir photo shoot for a cheese spread and needed a human model to go along with the wedges. I was flattered that she thought of me and figured that my garter belt could always use some more airplay, so I accepted. […]