Posts Categorized: Family

A surprisingly pleasant Mother’s Day

Families. Some families are all about love. And some are filled with aggravation. More likely, if yours is like mine, they are filled with both. And, what better time to show both sides than at family get-togethers. But, I got a shock this year. Because I had a surprisingly pleasant Mother’s Day. Generally, our holiday… Read more »

Admitting it’s time to retire

Most people don’t end up in situations like me. I was fired during the financial crisis, found no one wanted to hire me, rolled the dice on the stock market and ended up retired. That’s what we call “retrospectively lucky”. Still, even now, I find it hard admitting it’s time to retire. In this case,… Read more »

My Olympic cooking challenge

Okay, how about a short break from all the sturm und drang out there and dive back into a recurring subject of mine: cooking. The topic is not necessarily in honor of, but nicely coincidental to the ending of the Winter Olympics. So, in my view, this represents my Olympic cooking challenge. Just in case… Read more »

Racism is stupid

Since I left Corporate America, I’ve had a nice rebirth in humanity. Less anger, more tolerance. Less impatience, more perspective. So, given those improvements in worldview, I feel I can see and say this statement clearly: Racism is stupid. A digression about the word stupid for a moment… I don’t care for the word much…. Read more »

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a…towel?

And now for a bit of fluff. Sure, there are lots of interesting bits of news out there, but it’s my blog and I want to ramble. And, yes, I know Fuzzy was a bear. For reasons you will shortly read, today Fuzzy Wuzzy was a towel. Much of my home life (going all the… Read more »

Yente the (Brazilian?) Matchmaker

South Florida was a pretty nifty place to grow up in when I was young. Thanks to The Great One himself (Jackie Gleason) we were a hub of entertainment and arts. It’s where you came to film Bond movies, watch variety shows and go to theater. My Mom was especially keen on exposing me to… Read more »

I’ve got a plan

Coming off a successful year of cooking all-new recipes, I was wondering what I could do for next year. Should I start over? Should I take up baking? I was undecided until the family Christmas dinner. Because of that, I’ve got a plan. Beyond the usual spiral ham and other associated dishes, my brother-in-law produced… Read more »