Strawberry, Blueberry and Lime Preserves

Berry picking is much like one of the greatest moments in the Shakespeare meets modern American teenager movie, ’10 things I hate about you.’ No, really. Stay with me. I used to love strawberry picking. Crouching in the straw-covered dirt, the wide brimmed hat on my head casting a huge shadow. Searching between the drooping…

Long Straight Roads to Nowhere

Drive out of Phoenix and keep driving. Drive past the saguaros, past the mountain curves, the empty high plateau dessert leading to the ponderosa forests of Flagstaff. Drive the long way from Arizona to New York. Drive to Monument Valley, deep in the Navajo Nation, a land mass of 27,413 square miles, yet serviced only…