I really do love you honey

The cooking challenge for 2020 is still taking form, but home cooking continues unabated in the JMD household. As a bridge between those never-before-cooked recipes and now, here’s a little love story I have cutely titled, I really do love you honey. Winging it with honey I am an unabashed wing man. Chicken wings, of… Read more »

The cure for the sinus headache

Headaches are…well, a headache. Migraine, sinus, stress, “ordinary” – pick your poison. Too often, those pain pills just don’t do the trick. That’s why I am happy to share the cure for the sinus headache. A chip off my Dad’s sinuses My Dad is great. He has taught me a lot and I owe him… Read more »

Planning to spend a year in Asia

I’m a weird guy. I know, shocker, right? I set up plans and goals for myself and then add in all these oddball restrictions. Well, done with that. At least as far as my cooking challenge goes, I’m planning to spend a year in Asia. Planning to reinvent the cooking challenge This is the fourth… Read more »

How unhealthy food made me healthier

Probably since the day you were first able to understand words, you’ve likely heard the expression, “Eat that, it’s good for you.” Well, I’m here to tell you the tale of how unhealthy food made me healthier. Where’s the beef? Right here in my freezer. I thoroughly enjoy meat. Most every type of meat. Yes,… Read more »

In dire need of some local knowledge

A week is gone in January and I’m not even started on my big roundy birthday road trip. The problem is, there are just too many places to go see. That’s why I’m in dire need of some local knowledge. In dire need of completing the GNABRT One thing that has to get done is… Read more »

Out on a limb

It’s a brand new year, which makes it the perfect time for an old feature to return. Old, of course, doesn’t mean of little value. So, welcome back Out on a limb. The feature explaining the origins of common phrases, to the wonderment and delight of all. No skin off my back Surprisingly, this phrase… Read more »

Taking a break from the talking heads

Ah, the end of year holidays. A time where many take a break from work. Some will take a vacation, others will visit family. A lot of people take breaks around this time. Myself, I’m taking a break from the talking heads. ‘Tis the season for talking heads to shush One of either the great… Read more »

Hit the road mac and please come back

Many of you have probably heard the expression “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. Well, I’m here to put a stop to that sexist nonsense with this aptly named post, hit the road mac and please come back. Hit the road for the holidays As I mention in many posts on… Read more »

Turns out video games are bad for you

As a retired man with no wife, kids or pets, I have as many free hours in the day as there are hours in the day. I do sleep and eat, of course. And I visit with friends or family. After that, I’ve got plenty of time. A lot of it is spent on my… Read more »

Showering me with warm light

What? Another post about cold weather. Nah. Not exactly. This one is a treatise on thermodynamics. Okay, not that either. It’s a short story about how I solved a problem by showering me with warm light. Why I don’t like warm lights Yeah. Warm lights. What a terrible concept. You may know them as the… Read more »