Lindsey Crittenden

Lindsey Crittenden is a writer, teacher, occasional blogger. She has published two books.


The Gift of the Tortilla


I’ve always had a thing for dough. Not an eating disorder thing, just a love for the stuff, traced back to the days I stood at my dad’s elbow as he kneaded bread dough. Simple flour-and-water has always fed me in a basic way that meat, potatoes, and even chocolate don’t. Pies especially – those crusts! – are my favorite dessert. And, as a writer, taking a break, I…


Darkness & Light


Lent has officially ended. Today is Good Friday, the second of the three days (Triduum) leading up to Easter Sunday. Today — or rather, tonight, at sundown — marks the start of Passover. I’ve been thinking today about story, without which we wouldn’t commemorate either event. I’ve also been thinking, this Lent, about trust, about giving up my often desperate grip on control in…


The Gift of the Tortilla


I’ve always had a thing for dough. Not an eating disorder thing, just a love for the stuff, traced back to the days I stood at my dad’s elbow as he kneaded bread dough. Simple flour-and-water has always fed me in a basic way that meat, potatoes, and even chocolate don’t. Pies especially – those crusts! – are my favorite dessert. And, as a writer, taking a break, I…