Latest Ramblings

Stewing over my cooking challenge

Let’s just get it out there right away: I’ve never cooked a stew before. Not in all the years I’ve been cooking. Not even during my cooking challenge. Clearly, I needed to stop stewing over my cooking challenge and just make the darn thing. Woe is me Incredibly, like last month’s recipe, I was hit… Read more »

Chop off the old block

It takes my 2019 Cooking Challenge to pull me back to the JMD blog after a month-long battle with bronchitis and ensuing ennui. But! Here I am, to regale you with my second dish of the year, in a post properly entitled Chop off the old block. Blame it on Dad My Dad and I… Read more »

A brisk start to this year’s cooking challenge

Okay! Appetite – check. List of foods I like that I’ve never cooked – check. Must be time for the 2019 Cooking Challenge. No sense in waiting any longer, either to cook or to post. Nothing like a brisk start to this year’s cooking challenge. All the things on my to-do list As I mentioned… Read more »

Leading from behind

Being out of a job sucks. Working a job without pay probably sucks worse. For nearly a million government employees, today marks another reminder that Washington “leaders” are only leading from behind. Real people, not talking points There is no magic pixie dust that suffuses a person when they take a government job. They have… Read more »

There’s not enough space on my keyboard

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold…Yes, I’m going to use a line from the brilliant Yeats poem to lead off my mundane post. Sad, but true, as Yeats is dead and unable to complain were he to even know of my blog. A blog that is struggling, anyway, to deal with the fact that there’s not enough space on my… Read more »