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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

We are remembering, honoring and celebrating today, and wish you all a happy and safe Memorial Day 2020.

Graduation Day 2020

Graduation Day 2020

Graduation 2020. Anyone who has ever been proud of their kid knows how I feel, that telltale lump in the throat and feeling that your heart might burst into a thousand pieces of joy-light that shoot out into the universe as sparkles of optimism for the future, theirs and the world’s.

Call It Louis or Call It Louie? Either Way, It’s a Great Summer Salad

Call It Louis or Call It Louie? Either Way, It’s a Great Summer Salad

Crab Louie is a perfect summer salad, but you don’t have to stop at crab – other seafood like plank-grilled salmon or shrimp are just as good.

Days of Gardenias and Memories

Days of Gardenias and Memories

The loveliness of gardenias evokes memories spanning the length of life’s journey.

NextTribe.Com Article: Lifelong Learning as a Couple – Good for the Mind, Good for the Marriage

NextTribe.Com Article: Lifelong Learning as a Couple – Good for the Mind, Good for the Marriage

This is a wonderful article about a couple of terrific people I am very blessed to know. Tom and Marti embody open-mindedness, curiosity and the wisdom that comes from seeking knowledge and letting your understanding of the world evolve.

Jazz for Your Sunday Listening Pleasure: “Something in the Air”

Jazz for Your Sunday Listening Pleasure: “Something in the Air”

This original jazz composition is solemn, pensive, lush and finally, optimistic, an anthem for looking forward, beyond recovery from COVID-19 and all its repercussions.

A Mother’s Day Letter from the Past

A Mother’s Day Letter from the Past

I found this letter to my Mom in a box of treasures I’ve had for a while…it was a homemade Mother’s Day card from when I was about 22. It made me smile.

The Joy of the Second Line

The Joy of the Second Line

A video that conjures the feeling of the New Orleans Jazz Fest.

Eating Like It’s Jazz Fest: Congo Square Fish Nachos

Eating Like It’s Jazz Fest: Congo Square Fish Nachos

We took a walk on the wild side and used blacked fish on nachos. Here’s how it went down … it’s not a recipe as much as a set of loose guidelines, kinda like jazz is.

Jazz Hands! Let’s Celebrate International Jazz Day

Jazz Hands! Let’s Celebrate International Jazz Day

UNESCO is promoting International Jazz Day to “foster greater appreciation not only for the music but also for the contribution it can make to building more inclusive societies.” We’re in!!!

Charcuterie Dreams During COVID-19

Charcuterie Dreams During COVID-19

Instagram food pics by Carl the Roaster remind me of a lovely charcuterie board at the Gatehouse in London’s Highgate area.

Missing Jazz Fest; But at Least We’ve Got Muffuletta Pasta Salad

Missing Jazz Fest; But at Least We’ve Got Muffuletta Pasta Salad

A Jazz-Fest inspired recipe: to soothe our lonesome-for-NOLA feelings, I made a Muffuletta Pasta Salad.

WWOZ’s “Festing in Place”, an Alternative Way to Celebrate the NOLA Jazz Fest

WWOZ’s “Festing in Place”, an Alternative Way to Celebrate the NOLA Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest was supposed to start today, but it was a casualty of COVID-19. There are still things to celebrate, though. Music, in general. Jazz Fest music, in particular. WWOZ is hosting “Festing in Place: An On-Air Festival” on the radio and live-streaming. Yay!

no time to blink (haiku for earth day)

no time to blink (haiku for earth day)

What does it really look like when we get down the road? It’s up to us, isn’t it? This is no time to blink.

Double Trouble Burgers: Our Best Burger Recipe

Double Trouble Burgers: Our Best Burger Recipe

Burgers are classic comfort food, a warm and satisfying heartland-conjuring entree you can eat with your hands, accompanied by sides you can also grab and gobble. We’ve perfected our recipe in a dozen years of cooking together.

Sit with Me and Watch the Birds in London’s St. James Park

Sit with Me and Watch the Birds in London’s St. James Park

We are all armchair travelers right now during the trials of COVID-19, and today I’m thinking of an afternoon stroll, a long conversation and the birds in St. James Park.


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