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“Stay the Heck at Home” TCM Classic Film Festival 2020

“Stay the Heck at Home” TCM Classic Film Festival 2020

TCM has found an alternative, innovative and high-spirited way to go forward with their film festival, stopping the coronovirus from killing the event altogether.

Zippy Crostini

Zippy Crostini

My mom used to make little toasts like this, but the recipe has been lost, so I made up a new one. The Grill-Meister was a big fan.

Breaking Radio Silence

Breaking Radio Silence

Physical isolation and all of the uncertainty brought about by Covid-19’s impact to our entire existence is the new normal, and it’s time to rejoin the social world.

What the Car Saw in Spring: “Progress”

What the Car Saw in Spring: “Progress”

The story this picture tells is the relentless march of “progress” and how we continue to eradicate nature in favor of more and more and more and MORE cement and “convenience”.

Gazebo Dreams

Gazebo Dreams

This whimsical little white gazebo on a golf course doesn’t get much mainstream gazebo action.

Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

Winter will make way for spring, in many ways.

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Making Crawfish Bread at Home

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Making Crawfish Bread at Home

We are in anticipation mode again – y’all know we love our Jazz Fest! – and looking to stoke up our NOLA daydreams via our tastebuds. This time, we chose something totally new to our kitchen: crawfish bread.

A Mardi Gras-Ready Grocery Store

A Mardi Gras-Ready Grocery Store

The grocery store had everything we needed, plus a coastal-Mississippi-right-before-Mardi-Gras culinary cultural tour.

“Because You Need to Know” Knowledge Management Podcast – with Me!

“Because You Need to Know” Knowledge Management Podcast – with Me!

Yours truly is the interviewee in this podcast, and I’m talking about culture, knowledge management and lessons learned.

The Wary Pelican

The Wary Pelican

A brown pelican dictates a conservation haiku.

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

Cooking and eating are communal activities, and shared memories form very easily when food is involved.

Haiku: Foundations

Haiku: Foundations

Everything needs a foundation; you can’t just jump into something without laying the groundwork and expect it to work.

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Watching Susan Spicer Make a Fried Oyster Salad

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Watching Susan Spicer Make a Fried Oyster Salad

Chef Susan Spicer of Bayona did a captivating cooking demonstration at Jazz Fest in 2019.

TCM Classic Film Festival 2020 – Classic Movies are in My DNA

TCM Classic Film Festival 2020 – Classic Movies are in My DNA

Conversations with my Dad about the meaning of classic films we watched helped to form my values and view of the world.

Jazz for Your Sunday Listening Pleasure: The Fool of October

Jazz for Your Sunday Listening Pleasure: The Fool of October

A new jazz composition by our Musical Millennial that feels like turning the pages of an old scrapbook you haven’t seen for years, conjuring the haunting, poignant melancholy of memories.

Haiku: Their Souls were in the Sunset

Haiku: Their Souls were in the Sunset

My lost loved ones were in this sky, whispering a gossamer goodbye.


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