Rebecca Crichton

My favorite saying: Don’t believe everything you think!
This is a new adventure for me. I was advised to just tell you what makes me…me.  I admit I usually avoid that task, not because there is nothing to say but because there is so much. And I want tell you enough so you get to know me and we start a relationship.

A bit of cyber-self revelation will help. This is my first blog and I will be learning the ropes as I go, finding out what I can share that will interest you and continue our building community.

The invitation to join this group came from a veteran blogger who suggested that my current experiences as I confront retirement might be good to share. I have been an all-purpose writer for the Boeing company for 21 years. I wrote everything from feature articles to personal columns about leadership, coaching and diversity. I also facilitated many classes about leadership and diversity.

My interests are broad, ranging from being a serious Foodie to having experience as a facilitator for grief support groups.

I was married many, many years ago. Relationship have come and gone, and I am still close to many of my exes… I can tell you about how that can work if you want to know.

I truly like my single life and know how to create a life filled with the right blend of people, activities, interests and other things that make life fulfilling. I just turned 68 and pass as younger. That is a topic I want to engage with you about.

I live in Seattle, a city of great beauty, good food, excellent culture and interesting people.

I am one of those inveterate Life Long Learners. I like new ideas, new experiences, new people, new challenges. My most recent favorite learning experience relates to my newest passion: making fused glass. At a recent day in the glass studio of my favorite teacher, I felt overwhelmed by all the colors and possibilities. I can feel overwhelmed by too much input, even as I crave it. And then the anxiety dissolved and transformed and I felt blissed out instead. (Without the benefit of chemicals.)  It reminded me of how I cook – all the possibilities sort themselves out and the experience turns to play, not work. I dropped into into the creative stream we all carry.

I’ll share more as I write and read what are all creating together. And after all my years teaching and writing about Diversity, I try to stay aware of one main concept: We see things through different lenses. We get caught in our own belief systems and most of us are pretty attached to being right.

Looking forward to meeting you on All The Single Girlfriends.

I hope you will enjoy my posts.

Past Forward

The past year had a variety of big and little events th […]

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Saucy Approach for Feeding a Crowd

Last year I wrote about my go-to Chanukah main dish for […]

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Beach Fare: Oysters

I grew up in the Northeast where we followed the “R” ru […]

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Lessons on Life from Sir Noel Coward

You ever know when a good quote will come in handy. I w […]

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Fennel – Everything You Could Want In A Vegetable!

I ask you:  don’t you sometimes want a vegetable that y […]

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Quinoa Rhapsody

There may be some of you out there who don’t want one m […]

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The Beet Goes On

I asked the members of my food class called A Matter of […]

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Encore!

Now that the New Year is over a month old I am finally […]

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Eat Your Greens

I’m sitting at my desk in Seattle, cat on my lap, watch […]

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All-Purpose Celebratory: Festive without Symbols

Growing up Jewish I never had a Christmas tree and did […]

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The Dead Celebrity Cookbook – Dead but Not Gone: Recipes to die for…

It’s hard to avoid punning when describing the new Dead […]

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Have Food, Will Travel

You know how you can do something for a long time- we’r […]

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Photo Opportunities

Remember back to the days when we took photographs with […]

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Elevating the Lowly Lentil

Many years ago, during what might be called my ‘Hippy P […]

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I’m Sorry. Please Forgive Me.

The Jewish High Holidays kicked off with Rosh Hashanah, […]

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My Grandmother’s Pickles

It’s pickle time! Pickling cucumbers, those knarly, har […]

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Plum Delicious

I heard a local radio foodie declare that this time of […]

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Weird Ingredients

Here are a few weird ingredients I always have on hand […]

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So What Makes a Foodie, Anyway?

We just passed the six month mark for our wonderful All […]

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My Grand Pup, The Model

I often write about my wonderful daughter Erika.  She i […]

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Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends

Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends is an ongoing series th […]

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Wonderful Meal by a Very Good Lake

Last week I visited friends I have known since high sch […]

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Summer Salad Trio

Word has it that the rest of the country has topped 80 […]

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‘C’-ing my way Forward

Forgive the pun, but I finally found a cluster concept […]

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Finding the Right Words

My father, Sol Radam, died at the age of 90, right afte […]

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Bazaar Memories – Shakshuka and its International Heritage

Five years ago I went with two friends on a fabulous tr […]

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Ah-Vo-Ca-Do! Worth A Chorus Of Its Own

I hope I have just implanted the word Avocado as a worm […]

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Think Buttermilk! A Summer Cooking Staple

I’m a buttermilk devotee. Especially in the summertime, […]

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Direct Connections: My Mother, My Daughter And Me

My mother always cared about her appearance. In the Hos […]

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Remembering Newhart

I love reading about the pets whose presence in our liv […]

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Passover – The Exodus, Again And Again

It’s that time of year again for Jews. The challenge of […]

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Eggplant Putanesca – Honoring the Oldest Profession

Most people know Pasta Putanesca – the spicy Italian sa […]

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‘Processed’ Food – Me and My Cuisinart

I got my first Cuisinart when they first came out in th […]

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Talking About The “A Word” – Aging

Can we start to talk about getting older with each othe […]

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Ginger Delight

As you already know, I share my love of food and cookin […]

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Cilantro Salsa in Three Acts

I think I admitted my Foodie status in another blog but […]

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Visualize The Bell Curve: Single Girlfriend Style

That’s how I start my spiel about my single status.  It […]

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A Drawer a Day

So here is an admission I assume I am not alone in maki […]

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Home Alone On A Saturday Night

I’ve been officially single since 1974. Separate from s […]

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Celebrating the Love in Our Lives

Okay, I’ll admit it. Valentine ’s Day is one of those t […]

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