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Our Musical Millennial Interviewed at the International Jazz Composers Symposium

Our Musical Millennial Interviewed at the International Jazz Composers Symposium

Thomas Wenglinski shares his inspiration for “Repurification: Laura, Ryan and the Thunderstorm” at the International Jazz Composers Symposium.

Date Night Sushi – We Tried It  at Home

Date Night Sushi – We Tried It at Home

A report on the first attempt at homemade sushi at Glover Gardens, including a list of the cookbooks, gear and special sushi-making ingredients we gathered. Not bad, not bad at all!

My Inner Voice is Muted

My Inner Voice is Muted

I have an overwhelming desire to think about nothing, talk about nothing, do nothing. Perhaps this mindlessness / mental exhaustion is a cousin of meditation. Maybe I’m on the way to “empty mind meditation” or mental silence that will declutter my brain and bring on a state of nirvana. 

Santa Monica Pier Seagull’s Stories – Can You Help?

Santa Monica Pier Seagull’s Stories – Can You Help?

A very expressive seagull at the Santa Monica pier deserves a caption.

The Best Crab Cake Recipe, Ever

The Best Crab Cake Recipe, Ever

The best crab cakes ever, from the most popular recipe on foodandwine.com. The “test kitchen” at Glover Gardens proved out these results – yum!

Poem: Writer’s Block

Poem: Writer’s Block

A whimsical poem about writer’s block and an elusive paragraph.

Pico de Gallo for Cinco de Mayo

Pico de Gallo for Cinco de Mayo

Simple, bright and fresh, Pico de Gallo brings a liveliness to any dish it accompanies. And it doesn’t need a “quick mix”!

Happy Earth Day, and Have You Thought About Bees?

Happy Earth Day, and Have You Thought About Bees?

Although every day should be Earth Day, it’s cool that we have a day to heighten awareness and reflect on doing a better job caring for our world. Checking on the Earth Day happenings at EarthDay.org, I found that one of the ongoing ecological campaigns […]

Good Friday Lilies

Good Friday Lilies

If Easter lilies are white, perhaps these gorgeous red lilies are Good Friday lilies.

Notre Dame is Not Gone, Just in a Different Form

Notre Dame is Not Gone, Just in a Different Form

I wrote the haiku below a couple of years ago, after visiting Notre Dame on a business trip just a few weeks after my Dad died. Like so many people all around the world, I’m heartbroken about today’s fire that so badly damaged this beloved […]

For Your Listening Pleasure: A Conversation About Jazz Composition

For Your Listening Pleasure: A Conversation About Jazz Composition

UT Jazz Composers: Round Table Discussion

For Dad…National Poetry Month

For Dad…National Poetry Month

I’m not on the recommended pace to write a poem each day this month to participate in National Poetry Month, but this one happened in about 30 seconds. There will never be another muse like my Dad. He was a remarkable, wonderful, loving, accepting, listening […]

Date Night: Learning to Make Sushi

Date Night: Learning to Make Sushi

The Grill-Meister and I had a rockin’ good time learning to make sushi at a date-night cooking class.

Meta-Jambalaya, Over-Garnished?

Meta-Jambalaya, Over-Garnished?

If jambalaya is shrimp, sausage, rice and goodies, and you already have it, why not amp it up by adding more sausage and more shrimp? It would be like meta-jambalaya!

Orange Blossom Haiku

Orange Blossom Haiku

The orange tree reminds us that spring is here, even though it is cold and wet.

Time Travel in the Produce Section (a poem)

Time Travel in the Produce Section (a poem)

A vignette in the produce section inspired a poem about dads and daughters.


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