There are things that happen in my life that are hard for me to see as part of a bigger memoir narrative. Nonetheless they occur, and they can be strange, quirky, weird, or touching. These are those 1-offs.

1-Off Stories

The Vegan Cheese Incident

I originally posted this 1-Off on Facebook on December 3, 2017. I want to cut down on or even eliminate cheese from my diet. Somewhere I got the bright idea to try vegan cheese. Friend Mark said to go to Whole Foods where they’ll let you . . .

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The Bird Gone Afoul

On this 2021 Thanksgiving I was remembering the first bird I ever cooked. I was in Grad School away from home. I carefully placed the bird in the pan, dutifully . . .

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