CapeWomenOnline magazine is online and available for reading!
I have two articles this month: my usual column The Write Way, and an environmental article in the magazine's new series about issues facing Cape Cod. My piece is on an invasive species of Asian "seaweed" called Codium, or "Dead Man's fingers." It has nothing to do with the holidays, but was interesting to investigate.
But I'm kinda proud of my Holiday Column, "Patience and the Art of Baking Cookies," where I compare finishing your manuscript to baking Christmas cookies.
I feel like I wrote it so long ago for the early October issue deadline, but it kinda works well - and I've included an old family recipe for German butter cookies. Well, not originally from my family, even though my dad's family is German. When I was a kid, our next door neighbors had their German grandmother living with them, who only spoke German and made the most delicious cookies at Christmas. This was the one recipe my mom sweet-talked out of her and it's a perennial favorite.
There are other great articles in the magazine as well, including more recipes and stories of Holidays past. If you have some time, I highly recommend it to help get you in the Christmas spirit.
Let me know what you think, and if you agree with my Holiday analogy!