Cooking isn’t fun…

I am a teacher, and began working with middle school students again this week.  It is always interesting to go back to work during election season.

In political speeches, I am an example of the middle class work ethic.  In real life, I am often tired.  I like inspiration, but at the same time, I also like commiseration.  A wonderful example of what I’m looking for is the recent article, “Cooking isn’t fun, but you should do it anyway”.  In it, Tracie McMillan writes:

“Which brings me to the dirty little secret that I suspect haunts every food writer: When you have no choice but to cook for yourself every single day, no matter what, it is not a fun, gratifying adventure. It is a chore. On many days, it kind of sucks.”


Sometimes it is realism, more than rhetoric, that gets me through my day.

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