Monthly Archives: April 2018

Challenging my waistline

Good gosh, the last day of April is upon me and I haven’t cooked anything this month! In order to hit my monthly cooking challenge, I needed a recipe fast. I have one, it’s just that it will be challenging my waistline. Now, technically, I actually have cooked something this month. I made a new… Read more »

Hiring the best people

I’ve worked in retail and in Corporate America. Over those many years I’ve hired a lot of people. I tried very hard at hiring the best people. It’s not easy. But, I think I managed a pretty good track record. All it takes is following some pretty basic rules. Admittedly, when I was a young… Read more »

The fine line between intent and negligence

So, my next door neighbor’s house caught on fire last Friday. In the ensuing excitement, many thoughts crossed my mind. Even at the time, I see how the event is akin to our country’s situation, writ small. In some measure, I am more aware of the fine line between intent and negligence. Let me get… Read more »

Annoying things come in small packages

Yes, I know that is not the familiar expression. With all due respect to “good things”, I think I can show you a reason to add an altered version into the lexicon. I am sure, after reading this post, you will agree that annoying things come in small packages. First, let me compliment small things…. Read more »

Stretching credulity

Wow. I’m serious. Even I have trouble believing it and I just went through it myself. I need you to bear witness and you tell me if this chain of events, at its conclusion, is stretching credulity. It starts, as too many of these posts begin, with the ubiquitous Comcast. Yes, folks, more issues with… Read more »

The price of procrastination

The bill always comes due. Many times it gets delayed in the mail. Sometimes, the collector is standing right behind you. In all cases, the price of procrastination is a debt that must be paid. As is usually the case with me, it has something to do with the house. We all know that I’m… Read more »

Bits and pieces

No feature-length topic today, just some scribbles to keep those cards and letters coming. So, without further ado, here are some bits and pieces. The short arm of the law Keen-eyed readers can see a certain increase in rambleosity (hey, Merriam, new word here!) in my recent posts. Using those keen minds along with those… Read more »

KLUTZMAN!

Slower than a falling dish! Less powerful than a double oven! Unable to leap over short tree roots! Is it a rubber chicken? Is it a weather balloon? No…it’s KLUTZMAN! Genetically endowed with the rare klutz gene, gifted to him by his more talented klutzy Dad, KLUTZMAN is an identity I have grown into. It… Read more »

Here come the bad grapefruit

Honestly, I don’t know what took so long. I’ve been waiting for months now for the shoe to drop. Each new visit to the fresh market fills me with trepidation. Finally, the last visit’s haul seems to confirm my fears. Here come the bad grapefruit. I only mention this as a reminder. You already know,… Read more »

Spud Month

You all know by now that I’m running a monthly cooking challenge. It started last year and even I’m impressed with how good I am at keeping up. I’m looking ahead for something new and different. And I came up with it: Spud Month! For the last 15 months, every recipe I have cooked is… Read more »