The price of procrastination

The bill always comes due. Many times it gets delayed in the mail. Sometimes, the collector is standing right behind you. In all cases, the price of procrastination is a debt that must be paid. As is usually the case with me, it has something to do with the house. We all know that I’m… Read more »

Bits and pieces

No feature-length topic today, just some scribbles to keep those cards and letters coming. So, without further ado, here are some bits and pieces. The short arm of the law Keen-eyed readers can see a certain increase in rambleosity (hey, Merriam, new word here!) in my recent posts. Using those keen minds along with those… Read more »

KLUTZMAN!

Slower than a falling dish! Less powerful than a double oven! Unable to leap over short tree roots! Is it a rubber chicken? Is it a weather balloon? No…it’s KLUTZMAN! Genetically endowed with the rare klutz gene, gifted to him by his more talented klutzy Dad, KLUTZMAN is an identity I have grown into. It… Read more »

Here come the bad grapefruit

Honestly, I don’t know what took so long. I’ve been waiting for months now for the shoe to drop. Each new visit to the fresh market fills me with trepidation. Finally, the last visit’s haul seems to confirm my fears. Here come the bad grapefruit. I only mention this as a reminder. You already know,… Read more »

Spud Month

You all know by now that I’m running a monthly cooking challenge. It started last year and even I’m impressed with how good I am at keeping up. I’m looking ahead for something new and different. And I came up with it: Spud Month! For the last 15 months, every recipe I have cooked is… Read more »

Fine, then call Trump what he is: a liar

Tough headline, right? But, why not? Why dance around the subject with wimp-out words or hints and innuendos. The former candidate, now president despises such practices. So, yeah, I’ll not shy to take the challenge. You want it? Fine, then call Trump what he is: a liar. “I think the big problem this country has… Read more »

Spin doctor

With all the political news and constant crises battering the airwaves and print, it’s hard to figure out what’s real. Everywhere is information and disinformation. And there’s rarely a moment where someone isn’t trying to explain or retract what they’ve just said. It’s no wonder there’s such a demand for a spin doctor. Now, you… Read more »

No spring fling from my spring cleaning

Okay. Let’s just get this over and done with so we can all get back to our lives. I don’t need to write any more on the topic. And you sure don’t want to read any more on the topic. So, I’ll just run through quickly why there will be no spring fling from my… Read more »

The mysterious return of the mixed blessing

Despite all the recent turmoil over Facebook’s responsibility and transparency, that’s not the hottest I’ve been about the social platform. Nope, I’ve had more pressing personal and professional grievances. Unexplained changes vexed me. And now arrives the mysterious return of the mixed blessing. I can take you back to just a few short weeks ago…. Read more »

The devil you say!

March rolls by and brings with it a new monthly recipe. My Cooking Challenge, now in its 15th month, is giving me fits this year. Will my bad trend continue? Maybe I should give up this cooking thing altogether? The devil you say! Yes, my first recipe this year, prime rib, was a historic disaster…. Read more »