Lights on bright no brakes

The past ten years Lights on Bright No Brakes has led me on a wild ride.  What wasn’t planned, just happened.  This new logo honors an adventure that began when a newly-published French cookbook met an amateur chef de cuisine-wannabe who lived in Colorado’s high country.

WHAT’S UP with GEN Z? Let’s listen.

Every summer from late June to early Fall, I pick up addictively delicious Palisade peaches (and plums, apricots, pears and sweet corn) at a fruit stand pitched near the gas tanks at Roaring Fork Valley Coop in nearby Carbondale. The Coop is my year-round go-t0...

june: AN ASPEN JOURNAL

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.”  Wilma Rudolph Realizing there are some mountains too high for me and some troubles beyond my control, the sun is still shining so… BRING ON SUMMER Grilled...

A WORD ABOUT FISH, RELISH & WILDLIFE

Last Tuesday a friend who lives in Mountain Valley, an East Aspen area that shares its space with wildlife habitat, called, “Hey Mary,” she said, “Can you come pick me up? There’s a moose in my front yard and I can’t get to my car.” Honestly, Readers, this is a call...

MY KNEE & ME: A JOURNEY

My daughter, Melissa, has always said the best thing we do together is laugh. That premise was to be truly tested after I finally scheduled Total Knee Replacement surgery for mid-April. When I called to tell her, she replied, “ So I’ll come for two weeks to take care...

You’ll find Lights on Bright No Brakes a minimalist version of its tired self.  As for me, I’m still me.  That’s why I suggested to Joy Weinberg, my designer, we skip the ‘about me’ business.  She wasn’t having it.  We compromised, agreeing to this streamlined version.