Dee Dee Mozeleski

Bringing people together. One blog post at a time.

I first wrote my ‘about page’ three years ago. Back then I was in love. Oh, how I was in love. It was the kind of love that made me forget that I was a lot of other things, too. Like a fundraiser with a fantastic job at the Colin Powell School at the City College of New York. Or that I own my own nonprofit consulting business. Or that I love to travel, have way too much energy for just one person and have the best daughter/best friend anyone could ask for, ever.  I’d even forgotten why I started writing in the first place. Or that I was inspired to launch Trois Coccinelles Publishing so that every writer who wants the chance to have someone say ‘this is possible if you really want it bad’ would have a place to rest their draft pages.

Three years is a long time to focus on one thing. I’m older now, slightly more wise and just learning that I’ve never taken the time to develop a hobby. So this space has to change and I am hoping that anyone who stops by will come with me as I set out to not only find a hobby, but to find out about all of the things I haven’t experienced yet but want to. Some of those things are probably dangerous. Maybe we should do those first.

Bubbles. Deux. The new home to the 40+ Year Old’s Guide to Everything. (Or, how I’ll find a hobby if it kills me)

My Blogs

What We’re Cooking Sundays…The Women’s History Month Edition

Plus a little Bundt to get the good times a’rollin. Yes, tonight was supposed to be the night of grilled tilapia and risotto but A talked me into burgers for lunch. Ok, I actually asked if she wanted burgers and she did ....more

The Price of Ignoring the World…

The longest week, almost ever, is over. It was a great week, just long, culminating in an 18 hour work day filled with events, meeting, amazing programs and dinner. First world problem, right? ...more

What We’re Cooking Sundays…The Monday Edition

There’s something to be said for procrastination and all of its glory. Our Sunday was postponed (not the actual date, I don’t have that much power), but the cooking part because I was: Tired from shoveling snow for two days straight Pooped from starting a bathroom redecoration that requires me to get down like Michelangelo Too lazy to move from the couch All of the above Yep, it was all of the above. But good things come to those who wait and here we are, feasting on a salmon dish I only made because I had too many beets from my recent Corbin Hills Farm pick-up and a bus-load of Brussels sprouts waiting to be oiled up and rolled around in sea salt ....more

What We’re Cooking Sundays…Give Me Cookies, or Give Me Death

Okay, not death. It’s just that we really, really love cookies. And I’ve found the perfect way for A not to eat all of the Oreos when I buy them: I don’t buy them anymore ....more

Gen. Colin L. Powell on Leadership…

I haven’t dedicated a lot of space on this blog to video, even though I keep threatening to begin making my own and document the entire “What We’re Cooking Sundays” extravaganza that is, well, each Sunday. I also haven’t spent a lot of time writing about work in this space. I’ve never tried to separate my blog from my life because they are one in the same ....more

If I Could, Baby I’d Give You My World…

But in the words of the immortal Stevie and Lindsey, how can I when you won’t take it from me? This isn’t a post about love. And it can’t be a “What We’re Cooking Sundays” because A and I decided that we aren’t cooking today in honor of the fact that the Saints and the Chargers did not have a Super Bowl trip year ....more

Wouldn’t Know What a Tree Was…

And here, on the first day of February, I am quoting “Girls” and my life feels less something or other, I just don’t know what. What would you do if the person you love most died? That was the question ....more

What We’re Cooking Sundays…Who You Calling Eggplant?

We’re back. It’s the last weekend in January and we’re seriously wondering what made this month zoom by like it was running from the law. Not that we’re judging if it is running, we’re just kinda saying it’s interesting ’tis all ....more

What We’re Cooking Sundays…When Spaghetti Squash Came to Town

It’s Sunday! Our new favorite day of the week. Why do we love it so much? ...more

What We’re Cooking Sundays…The One About the Incredible, Edible Poached Egg

Welcome. You’re about to enter a poached egg zone. Otherwise known as my apartment ....more