Category: Marian Carcache

Marian Carcache: Memories of Mama

Marian Carcache: Memories of Mama

Autobiographical memory is usually feelings-based and often episodic, almost like watching an unedited film of one’s life made by a camera man on “chill pills,” ... Read More

Marian Carcache: The cruelest month

Marian Carcache: The cruelest month

T.S. Eliot described April as “the cruelest month,” and although I realize that his meaning is more complex than the following comment might imply, I ... Read More

Marian Carcache: We are all one hive

Marian Carcache: We are all one hive

I love bees. According to Greenpeace, “honey bees perform around 80 percent of all pollination.” Of the top 100 human food crops that supply approximately ... Read More

Marian Carcache: Taking on burrweed single-handedly

Marian Carcache: Taking on burrweed single-handedly

The stories go that Eve bit the apple, Pandora opened the box, and Lott’s wife looked back. I’m a little suspicious of a history that ... Read More

Marian Carcache: Warm tea on cool days helps the flowers grow in Spring

Marian Carcache: Warm tea on cool days helps the flowers grow in Spring

All my life I’ve heard of the “Easter snap,” the cold snap that hits right before Easter, usually after a false spring of beautiful blooms ... Read More

Marian Carcache: Mary Ann and China made me want to try again

Marian Carcache: Mary Ann and China made me want to try again

When I was attending public schools in Alabama in the 1960s, boys took a class called “Shop” and girls took “Home Ec.” I did fine ... Read More

Marian Carcache: Fulfilling a dream

Marian Carcache: Fulfilling a dream

Since he was a child, my son has been aspiring to go to Japan. When he was in junior high school, he convinced me to ... Read More

Marian Carcache: Sweetest music of the ever-wheeling stars

Marian Carcache: Sweetest music of the ever-wheeling stars

Most of us have probably always known, on some level, that sound has therapeutic benefits, and now research confirms that sounds can not only boost ... Read More

Marian Carcache: Loving the bitter fruits

Marian Carcache: Loving the bitter fruits

We are bombarded daily with the latest health fad: a miracle pill or drug that will make us healthier, help us to live longer. It’s ... Read More

Marian Carcache:  Long live the arts

Marian Carcache: Long live the arts

Years ago I read Daniel Wallace’s Big Fishafter I was asked to introduce him as the featured writer for Auburn Arts Association’s “Stars Fell on ... Read More

Marian Carcache: Trying to differentiate between what fits and what sparks joy

Marian Carcache: Trying to differentiate between what fits and what sparks joy

  Apparently, a lot of my friends and family took advantage of a long weekend to do spring cleaning.  I’ve heard of spring cleaning my ... Read More

Marian Carcache: I am still in awe of  Tennessee Williams

Marian Carcache: I am still in awe of Tennessee Williams

The first Tennessee Williams play I read was “The Glass Menagerie.”  I must have been in ninth grade at the time.  From the poignancy of ... Read More

Marian Carcache: Plastic baby will soon adorn my kitchen window sill

Marian Carcache: Plastic baby will soon adorn my kitchen window sill

  My latest quandary revolves around cake. In early January, I found a wonderful menu online for the Mediterranean diet. When I was still working, ... Read More