Articles by Edra Ziesk

January 9, 2015

Glad Hall: On the Cycles of Home 2

Houses hold memories — even if not all of them are good ones. They hold the life of a family — its beginnings, its end.

March 6, 2013

Hot Milk Sponge Cake: On the Stories Recipes Remember 4

Recipes themselves appeal to me because they are small and finite: little works. You set yourself a goal, pursue and finish it, it doesn’t take very long. That’s the opposite of what I spend my time doing. The longest, most complicated recipe I ever made took me a day. A novel takes years.

November 21, 2012

Thankful for Such Friends 6

What constitutes friendship? What defines it? Proximity? Duration? Frequency?

July 17, 2012

When This You See, Remember Me 6

Getting rid of the clothing of someone who has died is almost a cliché, heavily metaphorical however you look at it. So it was a surprise that, within weeks of my mother’s death, my father wanted her clothes out of the house. Everything, gone.

June 8, 2012

Outside the Box: From Teaching to Tea Parties 7

I could hear it in her voice when we spoke, her panic. She didn’t know what to do. She’d put in time and money to get that degree, there was supposed to be work at the end of it, and there wasn’t.