Posts Categorized: Family

When worlds collide

Notwithstanding the (still unproven) culinary misadventures from last week, it’s a new month and that means a new recipe to try out. The month of May provides a special treat, in that it is also birthday BBQ month. So, I thought I would try combining the two to make one impressive and sumptuously logical dish… Read more »

Moving into adulthood

People get it wrong frequently. Adulthood isn’t about age (I have that). Adulthood isn’t even about maturity (I don’t have that). Adulthood is about responsibility. It’s why you can sometimes hear the expression, “He matured at a young age” or, conversely, “When will he ever grow up”. Yesterday, I did my bit to help my… Read more »

Addle-brained

I always thought I would have more time. It was inevitable, of course, but still, I thought it wouldn’t be for a while. But, there it is. No sense weeping or whining. Time to face up to the facts and move on. Even though it’s come on sooner than expected, it’s not fully developed. Not… Read more »

Get thee stuffed

I just snuck in under the wire. As I mentioned last month, I’ve committed to using each month in 2017 to cook one of my favorite dishes that I’ve never tried cooking before. It took me most of February to settle on a dish and when I did, it seemed like a no-brainer…how could I… Read more »

The dilemma of being needed

Like many people, I’ve taken away a lot of lessons from my working life. One of the first ones I learned was the more work you do, the more you get. My elder niece is struggling with that realization these days. Another one I learned came later in my career: having all the answers (or… Read more »

It’s the personalities

I admire people with memories of their youth. There are some people who seem to have photographic memory of their delivery room…and every incident after then. I’m lucky if I remember a half-dozen things from way back then. I’ve got a memory of an incident with me, my Mom, a wedding and a pickle. I… Read more »

Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

It’s been a while since I posted about Valentine’s Day, with some valid reasons, but long-time readers know it holds a special place for me. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Mom. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Grandma. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day… Read more »

Self-recrimination

One last time, I suggest before you read this post that you zip through the first post this week (kindly linked for you), so you are prepared for the self-indulgent drivel below. On the plus side, this is the last time you will see this type of warning. There are many things which you will be good… Read more »

Can’t hold a candle

In one of those strange quirks that happen between the Jewish calendar and the Roman calendar, Hanukkah (for the remainder of this post, I will use this spelling…you may then choose to use one of the other 4,946 other spellings thereafter) starts on Christmas Eve, which means it doesn’t end until 2017. Odd. While there… Read more »

Cardly working

If I have your address, you don’t need to read my blog to know my affection for sending cards in the mail. Any opportunity will usually do. Birthdays, Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, Summer solstice, sea turtle season. Really,any opportunity, because getting a card in the mail is way cooler than just about anything. Part of my… Read more »