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Brownies.

By Jenée Libby on August 29, 2016

In the book, Stir, Jessica Fechtor writes: “You can cook for one. A fried egg and toast, a potato with cottage cheese, a single artichoke, steamed. Baking, on the other hand? I don’t care how…

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Beach Stupor.

By Jenée Libby on August 22, 2016

Have you missed my blog posts? I’ve missed writing them. No excuses here especially because in the past 2 years I think I have spent an inordinate amount of time in blog posts explaining why…

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Be Like Charles.

By Jenée Libby on July 14, 2016

When I was 19, I dated a photographer at the School of Visual Arts in New York. By dated, I mean I took the train up to visit him in Brooklyn to hang out and…

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Soul Cycle.

By Jenée Libby on July 5, 2016

Life is so cyclical. A week ago I was too busy to pee but right now I’m sitting quietly in the attached courtyard of my hotel room sixteen stories up with a gorgeous view of…

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Club Church.

By Jenée Libby on June 13, 2016

Twenty years ago I wrote a short story for grad school chronicling one day in the life of an expatriate in Glasgow. March 13, 1996, to be exact, the day of the Dunblane Massacre where…

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Five Summers of Cancer.

By Jenée Libby on June 12, 2016

How was your Memorial Day? I’m lucky. Many of my family have served but I’ve lost no one in conflicts of that sort. I think the last family member was an ancestor during the Civil…

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The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions.

By Jenée Libby on June 12, 2016

Starting today, local food resource The Charlottesville 29  will be offering up one-of-a-kind food experiences to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Sponsored by McGuire Woods and presented by C. Simon Davidson the food…

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Sneak Peek.

By Jenée Libby on May 12, 2016

I just got off the phone with tech support. Because I’m just old enough to where I can do some things but not others. So when I went to change my email address and it…

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Lately. And The James Beard Awards.

By Jenée Libby on May 3, 2016

Just a quick post to let you know what I’ve been up to. Yes, I realize I made a promise a while back to blog every Monday and lately that hasn’t happened. No excuses, but…

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Growing Pains. And Tom Tom.

By Jenée Libby on April 11, 2016

I feel like sometimes maybe I should just tattoo “Baby Steps” on one forearm, and “Just Show Up” on the other. Be a walking billboard of self-help and encouragement or something. Because it doesn’t matter…

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Privilege on the Camino.

By Jenée Libby on April 4, 2016

Yesterday I spent four hours reading the Sunday paper. Something I look forward to every week not only because it gives me a chance to relax, I also get flex my critical thinking muscles. Especially…