Category: COVID-19

3 Haiku: Yesterday and Tomorrow – and What About Today?

3 Haiku: Yesterday and Tomorrow – and What About Today?

Talk of poems and prayers and promises and things that we believe in;
How sweet it is to love someone, how right it is to care;
How long it’s been since yesterday and what about tomorrow?
What about our dreams and all the memories we share?

Rest in Peace, James (Jimmy) Edington – We are Here for Noemi

Rest in Peace, James (Jimmy) Edington – We are Here for Noemi

Along with my Sister-in-Love, we are grieving the loss of Jimmy Edington.

“i KNOW i’m not alone. none of us are.”

“i KNOW i’m not alone. none of us are.”

Combining an acknowledgement that there are way too may good reasons to be cynical right now with a reminder that the world still has great things to offer us.

A Pandemic Lament (in free verse)

A Pandemic Lament (in free verse)

Do you struggle? Do you have a lament? The footprint of the pandemic is everywhere.

A Gentle Coming Out Party, and the End of Spring

A Gentle Coming Out Party, and the End of Spring

A quiet story about coming out of a long, silent austerity into the startlingly lush experience of in-person conversation and a meal with another couple outside of our bubble.

Glover Gardens is Back! We Decided to Get On Up and Get Outside

Glover Gardens is Back! We Decided to Get On Up and Get Outside

The Glover Gardens blog is back after a hiatus, sharing the positive outcome after we decided to Get On Up.

The Living Hope of Easter

The Living Hope of Easter

Our fence posts seemed to be a set of crosses with a message: Spring is here, the tomb is empty, and resurrection, rebirth and new growth are real.

Malcolm Gladwell’s 3-Word Reminder to Stop You from Overthinking

Malcolm Gladwell’s 3-Word Reminder to Stop You from Overthinking

“Hamlet Was Wrong!” Source: Malcolm Gladwell’s 3-Word Reminder to Stop You from Overthinking This quick read is provocative and inspiring in a time of uncertainty.

Memories: The Simplicity of a Pomodoro Pizza at Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin, TX

Memories: The Simplicity of a Pomodoro Pizza at Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin, TX

I stumbled upon the picture and was reminded how delicious a straightforward but very well-executed pizza can be. I want to go back to Second Bar + Kitchen, post-pandemic.

When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

A haiku inspired by mourning doves in the early morning at Gumbo Cove … were they sentries? Signposts? They seemed like they were anxiously awaiting something. Like us.

We’re on a Road to Nowhere (and a haiku)

We’re on a Road to Nowhere (and a haiku)

A discarded coronavirus mask littering the parking lot. The song, Road to Nowhere. A haiku.

Houston Chronicle Article by Alison Cook: Houston Can’t Afford to Lose Its Restaurants

Houston Chronicle Article by Alison Cook: Houston Can’t Afford to Lose Its Restaurants

Here in a city that has been on the leading edge of demographic change in America since the 1970s, restaurants have functioned as a kind of crossroads and social glue.

Article: You Can Blame ‘Load Theory’ for Turning Your Brain to Mush

Article: You Can Blame ‘Load Theory’ for Turning Your Brain to Mush

Check out the article in Bloomberg Businessweek and prepare to feel a little better about being scatter-brained right now (or at least a little more normal…I did).

COVID-19 is Hard on Everyone: We’re Staying In, but Looking Out

COVID-19 is Hard on Everyone: We’re Staying In, but Looking Out

It’s clear that these COVID-19 hardships aren’t going away any time soon. We are all, in a way, staying in, but looking out the window toward that future where things aren’t quite so hard.

RIP K-Paul’s Restaurant in New Orleans

RIP K-Paul’s Restaurant in New Orleans

RIP, K-Paul’s. You will be missed, but not forgotten. Our celebration of your cuisine and legacy will continue as long as we are able to make a roux or blacken a fish.

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.

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.


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