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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.

My Eyes are Happy! Quotables from Peeps, 4:30 a.m. Version

My Eyes are Happy! Quotables from Peeps, 4:30 a.m. Version

Once quotable sayings from my peeps jump into my verbal repertoire, they hunker down to stay for good. Some are profound, some are practical, some are playful, but they’re all memorable.

Another Restaurant Find in London: Com Viet, the Best Vietnamese Food I’ve Had in the UK, or Maybe Anywhere

Another Restaurant Find in London: Com Viet, the Best Vietnamese Food I’ve Had in the UK, or Maybe Anywhere

Folks, this restaurant is a jewel. If you go to London, go to Com Viet. Just trust me. You’ll get your happy back.

A Respite in Covent Garden’s Floral Court

A Respite in Covent Garden’s Floral Court

Just around the corner from crowded Covent Garden in London, I found an unexpected peaceful haven, a magical courtyard. I had entered another dimension, Harry Potter-style.

Pizza for Apres-Ski? Yes!

Pizza for Apres-Ski? Yes!

A return to the slopes provided a fierce hunger and Amica’s Pizza in Salida beckoned to us from the street. What a great choice!

Big Sky for NaHaiWriMo

Big Sky for NaHaiWriMo

The sky over South Park Valley demands a haiku today, the first day of NaHaiWriMo 2020.

Super Food for the Super Bowl

Super Food for the Super Bowl

Here are a few nostalgic recipes for your Super Bowl snack consideration, from the annals of the Glover Gardens Cookbook.

I Crashed a Bachelorette Party / We’ll Always Be a Part of Each Other’s Stories

I Crashed a Bachelorette Party / We’ll Always Be a Part of Each Other’s Stories

These Wisconsin women exuded that effortless effervescence of youth when I met them by chance at the Electric Owl in Los Angeles.


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