Posts Categorized: Family

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 »

And you thought I talked a lot BEFORE…

It’s recently come to my attention I talk a lot. Maybe too much. Well, not quite recently. Over the last half of my life, I was quite the talker. As long as I was within familiar confines (home, office, friends) I could whip up a maelstrom of mindless chatter. We won’t delve into the psychological… Read more »

Halloween is for sportsmen

I think I’m making progress with my Animal Control skeleton and I have my years of experience as a sportsman to thank for it. I’ve had several vexing problems regarding AC (as I call him). First, the stand that is supposed to work for this type of skeleton is either poorly made or I got… Read more »

Little things

I have a hyperactive brain. It’s both a blessing and a curse. It helps me with my creativity and puzzle solving. It hinders me with over-complicating things and over-thinking. I’m used to it. Funny thing is, except for the brain on warp speed, I’m a guy who likes things simple. I’d like to say that’s… Read more »

Blinded me with science

Sunday was nieceling day. A previously rescheduled visit to Miami’s newly reborn Museum of Science ended up occurring on elder nieceling’s birthday. The original trip was an idea by younger nieceling, who asked me if I was interested and also wanted her sister to go, too. It gladdens my heart to see the sisterly bond… Read more »

How to measure a birthday BBQ

Two days removed from the birthday BBQ (that I annually throw for myself) and this could have been my most successful yet at my house (surpassed only by my big 50th birthday BBQ that I rented a pavilion at the park to use, so big it took two blog posts to relate – this one… Read more »

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 »