Deb Brandon: Living in Radiant Color

Apples and Pears

I hesitate before I bite into it—it doesn’t look very appetizing—the skin is lackluster and brown. But it’s a pear. And pears are okay. I sink my teeth into it. I jerk back— It is like pear, but not. Almost like an apple but not quite. I chew experimentally—it is okay, better than okay; the … Read more


You hesitate briefly, your hand hovering over the saltcellar—it may not need salt. You pull your hand away, pick up your fork and dig in.You raise a forkful of scrambled eggs to your mouth, take a bite, and chew on it reflectively. It is blander than you could have possibly imagined. These eggs could not … Read more