There’s not enough space on my keyboard

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold…Yes, I’m going to use a line from the brilliant Yeats poem to lead off my mundane post. Sad, but true, as Yeats is dead and unable to complain were he to even know of my blog. A blog that is struggling, anyway, to deal with the fact that there’s not enough space on my… Read more »

What’s cooking in 2019

As promised, I just finished with edible brainstorming. Despite what it reads like, that does not mean I participated in a zombie apocalypse. It refers to my establishing some choices for the next Cooking Challenge. So now, here’s my list of what’s cooking in 2019. Bringing home the basics For the most part, my eating… Read more »

you've got no mail

You’ve got no mail

When the calendar changed recently, I didn’t change with it. I mean, I should have, but I resisted. Finally, ol’ Father Time clocked me with his hourglass. Because he sent me a clear and unequivocal message: You’ve got no mail. Setting some base parameters Okay, first, let’s get the specs out of the way: I’m… Read more »

Old years’ resolutions

When people wish me a happy new year, I cheerfully and sincerely return the wishes. May we all have happy and healthy years ahead. But when they ask me about my new year’s resolutions, I twist up my face and ask them why would I do any better at achieving goals set on January 1st… Read more »

The Dems made my team miss the playoffs

Like most people, my life is pretty ordinary. Some good moments, some bad. A few smart decisions, a few too many not so smart. But, even before I became an adult, I was taught about responsibility (as in, my own). So, I would never even think to say something like, “the dems made my team… Read more »

The climate changes faster than politics

The old saying goes, “the more things change, the more things stay the same”. This is often less true than it seems. But, in this particular case, it is sadly the rule. The climate changes faster than politics. Yes, Virginia, there is climate change There are some strange faddish “beliefs” out there (or perhaps they… Read more »

Let’s do the time warp again

Ha! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Caught your eye, though, right? No, this isn’t a riff (raff) on the Rocky Horror Picture Show, but it is another travel down memory lane. And, if it’s between Al Stewart or Rocky Horror, that’s not a fair competition. So, let’s do the time warp again. A Christmas carol It’s… Read more »

All I got for Christmas was food

Welp, here we are, the day after Christmas and I got no presents. No money or gift cards. No special keepsake or memorable trip. All I got for Christmas was food. Full disclosure Of course, in the interest of fairness, I should mention my oft-repeated qualifier that I’m not particularly religious. What religiousness still left… Read more »

What’s next to be sacrificed to change headlines?

I’ve happily stayed away from political posts in general and Trump, specifically, for quite a while. No real need, since the headlines were taking care of that already. But, this last action, sadly, prompts me to return to the distasteful subject. I now ask “What’s next to be sacrificed to change headlines?” It’s been a… Read more »

The cough that changed my life

Signs. Portents. Omens. Some people believe in them, others tend to dismiss them. And while I’m not a particular devotee to concepts like manifest destiny, I do have to point out the significance of the cough that changed my life. Making the call So, our tale begins with the cough. This is before it becomes… Read more »