Get thee stuffed

I just snuck in under the wire.

As I mentioned last month, I’ve committed to using each month in 2017 to cook one of my favorite dishes that I’ve never tried cooking before.

It took me most of February to … Read the rest

The dilemma of being needed

Like many people, I’ve taken away a lot of lessons from my working life.

One of the first ones I learned was the more work you do, the more you get. My elder niece is struggling with that realization these … Read the rest

Killer tunes

When it comes to music, I’m pretty old school. I mean old school.

I was “rocking” classical long before I got to rock. By the time I got to college, I had made it through oldies to mellow (Jackson Browne), … Read the rest


Today’s post is provided as a public service.

Many of you engage in political discussions on social media. That’s self-inflicted, but it’s a free country (to this point).

I’ve noticed, with some dismay, the tendency for the discussions to devolve … Read the rest

It’s the personalities

I admire people with memories of their youth.

There are some people who seem to have photographic memory of their delivery room…and every incident after then. I’m lucky if I remember a half-dozen things from way back then.

I’ve got … Read the rest

Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

It’s been a while since I posted about Valentine’s Day, with some valid reasons, but long-time readers know it holds a special place for me.

There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Mom. There is the unique … Read the rest

Who cries for the grass

We’re going deep dish weird today, so if you like your blog posts well-grounded (ooh, a pun!), you might need to wait until tomorrow.

I’m a big believer in spirituality. Not so much the tantric chants and zen, but more … Read the rest

Disrespecter in Chief

It’s time.

It’s actually well past time.

It’s time to stop with the protestations and pretensions that phrases like “not being politically correct” and “telling it like it is” are equivalent to being rude and insulting.

It’s time to admit … Read the rest

Give it another day

I was set to publish a post about Donald Trump yesterday. In fact, I spent most of my walk composing the post. It was, I felt, a needed statement on Mr. Trump’s newest affronts.

And then I nixed it. The … Read the rest


Winter was coming, but now it’s going.

Almost, but not quite.

It’s still not quite warm enough for me to go back to my pre-dawn walks, but it has at least gotten to the point that I can venture out … Read the rest