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The Pharmacy

By Honey Lazar

September 10, 2013 | 6:51 am

By mid-century, people over 55 will outnumber those under 18 for the first time in history.  As I face my own senior citizenship, the importance of learning from Aunt Ruth deepens.  She... read on

  • Mustering

    By Honey Lazar

    August 7, 2013 | 6:35 am

    Mustering

    I have wonderful memories of riding in the car with my mom, as she pointed out front yards dotted with blooms or freshly mowed grass.  She'd always say, "Honey, you can tell how happy someone is by the way they take care of their yard. "  She was talking about attitude... read on

  • Collect This!

    By Honey Lazar

    July 30, 2013 | 2:27 pm

    I had a brilliant photography teacher, Mary Jo, who theorized that we take the same picture over and over again despite the contents appearing to be different.  I did a project called The Portable Universe  about the things women carry in bras, pockets, laundry bags, and so forth... read on

  • I am Charmed

    By Honey Lazar

    July 26, 2013 | 11:08 am

    Stories are told in various ways.  Aunt Ruth and I have charm bracelets dating back to our childhoods!  Do you?  On hers is her baby ring replete with teething marks along with trinkets from years of travel with her beloved husband. My mother bought mine.   My mom brought me a... read on

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  • Miss, Mrs., or Ms?

    By Honey Lazar

    July 18, 2013 | 5:44 am

    I don’t think there’s one thing more important you can do for your kids than have family dinner.” - Ruth Reichl, former Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet

    If you follow this blog, you know that Aunt Ruth never stopped collecting and testing recipes. Preparing delicious food was only half... read on

  • I’m Too Busy

    By Honey Lazar

    July 16, 2013 | 8:07 am

    Summer has been so hot, and just when I wanted to gasp, sigh, and whine, I think about what i learned from Aunt Ruth.  She spent most of her days in the kitchen going through her collection of recipes to find just the right ones to prepare for friends.  That's right....for... read on

  • What’s So Funny?

    By Honey Lazar

    July 12, 2013 | 2:41 pm

    As talks with our book's agent heat up and queries are made, I find myself wistful about this photographic odyssey.  I spent years on an Amish project, even more time taking pictures of women and the things they carry in their bras, purses, pants, pockets, and hands, as well as... read on

  • Be Prepared

    By Honey Lazar

    July 8, 2013 | 10:00 am

    By mid-century, people over 55 will outnumber those under 18 for the first time in history. Aunt Ruth's ingredients for a live well-lived include the importance of community and helping others.  We know research tells us that as we age, social interaction becomes even more vital to... read on

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