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 »

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 »