My latest publication was a light story on a chocolate festival in Ashland, Oregon. “Festival inspires desert decadence” was published Monday in the Ashland Daily Tidings, for whom I am freelancing.

In addition to the cocoa-addled walk-around at the hotel, the festival provided additional activities, such as white chocolate on the ski slopes of Mt. Ashland, cooking classes at the hotel and the Ashland Food Coop and seminars and lectures of concern to those in the sweet sciences. (Topics included How Awesome Chocolate Is and, controversially, “Is Chocolate Awesome?” Turns out, yes. Yes, it is.)