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The Texas Deep Freeze and Power Grid Fiasco: We Have to Do Better

The Texas Deep Freeze and Power Grid Fiasco: We Have to Do Better

There will be repercussions: lawsuits and hearings, accusations and resignations, and perhaps, at long last, legislation and regulations.

Valentine’s Rewind: Being Spoiled at Field’s in Bay St. Louis

Valentine’s Rewind: Being Spoiled at Field’s in Bay St. Louis

The Grill-Meister and I celebrated Valentine’s of 2020 at Field’s restaurant in Bay St. Louis; we’re reliving the memory with the photos.

It’s Cold! Here’s a Chicken and Dumplings Go-To Recipe

It’s Cold! Here’s a Chicken and Dumplings Go-To Recipe

I learned to make Chicken and Dumplings from a stellar recipe in Epicurious that was recommended by a colleague. Winter demands comfort food!

Great Article: Black History Month is for You, for Me, for Everyone

Great Article: Black History Month is for You, for Me, for Everyone

Black History Month is one of many opportunities for individuals and organizations to acknowledge the rich historical legacy of Black people.

Green and Yellow Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Packs a Crunch and a Punch

Green and Yellow Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Packs a Crunch and a Punch

Crunchy fennel and corn play nicely with arugula, especially with a vinaigrette that sports orange juice, a little cider vinegar and Dijon for punch and some honey to mellow it out.

What the Car Saw: Winter’s Bleak Tableau (plus haiku)

What the Car Saw: Winter’s Bleak Tableau (plus haiku)

It was cold, damp, bleak and dreary. Dickens would have felt right at home.

I’ll Be Coming to Visit Mt. Vernon Methodist One Day

I’ll Be Coming to Visit Mt. Vernon Methodist One Day

Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in Richmond, Texas was founded in 1865 by former slaves just after the Civil War. It’s still going strong.

From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

If ever there was a movie in which the nature setting plays a significant role, has a character of its own, From Here to Eternity is it.

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait

We’re all waiting for the day when friends can once again be greeted with a bear hug.

Ally Ally Oxen Free (Time to Begin Again)

Ally Ally Oxen Free (Time to Begin Again)

Without guile, sarcasm, irony, mockery, I-Told-You-So-ism, satire or derision, the message I wish to share today, inauguration day, is this Kingston Trio song.

An Open Letter from a Friend: “Folks, ADD Stinks!”

An Open Letter from a Friend: “Folks, ADD Stinks!”

If you have an ADD employee or family member I hope these insights will help you understand them.

Martin Luther King Day Haiku: Not Just a Dream

Martin Luther King Day Haiku: Not Just a Dream

it’s not enough to “not be racist,” I must be anti-racist and actively involved in highlighting injustice and creating a better world, along the lines of “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”.

Never Doubt That One Person Can Absolutely, Positively Make a Difference

Never Doubt That One Person Can Absolutely, Positively Make a Difference

Each of us has the opportunity to positively impact others by the way we live and act on our values.

NYTime.Com Article: Who Said Art Is Only for the One Percent?

NYTime.Com Article: Who Said Art Is Only for the One Percent?

This is a provocative and enlightening article refuting the idea that “the best art always bears the biggest price tag”.

Back Into the Attic They Go

Back Into the Attic They Go

For one month each year, nutcrackers are gallant and chivalrous stars, standing proud and valient with their bold colors and swords, and for the rest of the time, they’re unceremoniously crammed together in a red plastic tub and forgotten in the attic.

More Birds Bring More Happiness, According to Science (Thank God, this is exactly what we need)

More Birds Bring More Happiness, According to Science (Thank God, this is exactly what we need)

A pair of new studies show how birds improve our wellbeing, adding to a growing body of evidence that avians are an antidote to our despair.

Supporting Birds on National Bird Day with a Haiku and Pics, Imagining Their Plea

Supporting Birds on National Bird Day with a Haiku and Pics, Imagining Their Plea

We celebrate, honor and value birds, today and every day.

100 Years, 1 Month and 1 Day in this World, and Now Dancing with the Daffodils

100 Years, 1 Month and 1 Day in this World, and Now Dancing with the Daffodils

A remembrance and a haiku for the intrepid little lady we lost, Ruth Violet Hiatt Holt.

A Simple Phrase May Help with Positivity in 2021

A Simple Phrase May Help with Positivity in 2021

An article about positivity and self-affirmation that ends with “When you change your energy, you can change the world.” Sign me up!

So Good They Disappear in Minutes! Jalapeño-Bacon Poppers

So Good They Disappear in Minutes! Jalapeño-Bacon Poppers

Jalapeno-Bacon Poppers have a great balance of spicy-tart-salty flavors and the wonton is a great delivery device for this tasty appetizer.


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