Check out my first Texas Monthly story since 2005
It's been 16 years since I wrote for 'The National Magazine of Texas,' and I'm back with an op-ed on how architect Charles Moore's principles of place can apply to food.
Mercury might be in retrograde this month, but I’m not throwing any shade at October.
Persimmons are ripe. Avery’s playing soccer. People are talking about and feeling their grief. I got to talk about grief (and tarot and ancestral healing) on a podcast called “The Light Within.” I’m hosting a community tarot meet-up tonight.
All of this brings me great joy.
And to top it off: I had my first piece published in Texas Monthly!
My byline last appeared at TexasMonthly.com back in 2005, when I was an intern still finishing journalism school at Mizzou. (That’s the life-changing summer I met my kids’ dad and worked as a host making $6 an hour at the Nutty Brown Cafe.)
After a slew of free posts on Substack (what’s up at JBG, a love letter to the women who made me, a story about the historic Clarksville neighborhood), I’m excited to share this news about the Texas Monthly story with paid subscribers first.
The article that came out this week was inspired by another piece I’m working on for my friends at Strong Sense of Place, a podcast about books that you have to check out.
Mel Joulwan and Dave Humphreys are former Austinites who now run this amazing literary/travel podcast and website from Prague. I’ve promised them a blog post about food books that have a strong sense of place, but I couldn’t shake this idea of digging into why food gives us the same sense of place that the late architect Charles Moore imagined for architecture.
So I pitched it to TM, and they said yes.
After a few rounds of edits with their amazing team of editors, the story “Don’t Just Cook Dinner. Be the Architect of Your Meals.” published on Wednesday!
What a trip to write something for the outlet that helped me get my professional start in Texas so many years ago. (I interned for Pat Sharpe, who greatly expanded my concept of what food writing can be.)
I hope you enjoy this piece and it makes you think about food (and cooking and architecture) in new ways.
We all see so many social posts, stories, headlines and emails in a day, so here’s a fly-by of some of the stuff I’ve been up to lately:
Hear my high school best friend and I work through the friendship break-up we had in college on the latest episode of “Class Reunion: The Podcast.”
Learn about my ever-deepening relationship with grief on the “The Light Within” podcast.
Sign up for my next Tarot 101 hike on Oct. 17 on Bull Creek.
Check out my grief tarot collage class on Oct. 23 at Slow North.
And last but not least, book an ancestral healing session with me! I’m still doing 1:1 tarot readings, but I’m feeling a strong pull to do ancestral coaching with people who sense an inner tug to do this kind of exploration with someone like me. If that’s you, sign up for a free consult via http://calendly.com/addiebroyles.
Thank you again for your Substack support! Your paid subscriptions help keep this newsletter thriving so I can publish stories directly from me to you. I love freelancing for publications like Texas Monthly, but it’s more important than ever for writers to have their own way to connects with readers, so thank you!
See you soon!