Walking the dogs after lunch we stroll  past a diner not far from where we live. It's the kind of place that serves meatloaf and mashed potatoes for breakfast. I glance inside. It's populated with men and women parked in slick booths in front of heaping plates smothered in gravy. Outside on the … [Read more...]

A cat and crème brulee

[SlideDeck id='187' width='100%' height='300px'] My husband, Adam, went away for a week to a work conference, and when he came home, I stood blocking the front door. I sniffed him up and down, along with our dogs. I couldn’t help myself. He carried so many aromas! The most glaring odor was … [Read more...]

Gummy worm breath

I meet an 8-year-old girl today in her school classroom. As we chat about the sparkly stickers on her shirt, I can't help but notice her breath. It's awful. Smells like she'd eaten something resembling a snicker's bar for dinner and gummy candy for breakfast, without brushing her teeth in between. … [Read more...]