Of course you should always celebrate your birthday

It’s round day! No, not my stomach, I talked about that yesterday. Today is roundy day in terms of years on this earth. In other words, ladies and germs, it’s mah birfday! Am I happy? You betcha! As the title says, of course you should always celebrate your birthday. Retribution or just bad luck? So,… Read more »

So tired of all the excuses

Nah, this isn’t a post about the poor response to covid-19. If nearly 100,000 deaths hasn’t frustrated you already, my itty-bitty blog isn’t going to make a dent. Instead, we’ll turn to an all-too frequent topic here – me – and how I finally got so tired of all the excuses. Well, excuse me At… Read more »

Who is taking all my stuff?

Yeah, I’m pretty sure I was here first. Somehow, the bandwagon came by and picked up a heck of a lot more people than ever. And that leaves me sad and bereft as I let out the mournful cry of “who is taking all my stuff?” I’ve got the bonafides to back me up Just… Read more »

Living an old musical in a new pandemic

Sure, first world problems, right? I mean, people are getting sick and people are dying. I get that and I feel that. No way do I minimize any of it. But, if there’s a shot at sneaking a smile in among the gloom, then maybe I can do it by talking about how I’m living… Read more »

Random tales from inside my pandemic cave

Yep, inside my COVID hidey-hole and nothing much left to do but type out some ideas that have no relation to each other except for, you know, a virus all around the world. Prepare, then, for random tales from inside my pandemic cave! Keeping the sense of humor away from the gallows A sense of… Read more »

This pandemic is activating my super power

Unfortunately. Less fast than an opening cabinet. Less powerful than a door jamb. Unable to leap shoes on the floor. This pandemic is activating my super power – super klutziness. Not a bird or a plane Super klutz stays on the ground, except for those times I’m flying from a pair of shoes on the… Read more »

I’m constantly in fear, that’s why I’m so calm

I was never a Boy Scout, but I was always lazy, which amounts to much the same thing. No, no, stay with me. Laziness is next to preparedness. Honest! I can prove it by the fact that I’m constantly in fear and that’s why I’m so calm. We have nothing to fear, certainly not laziness… Read more »

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 »