When you lose someone you love, you go through changes that you cannot control. Some part of you goes away for a while, trying to process it. Some other part tries to maintain the status quo, to “be strong”. You hold some of yourself in […]
An article by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone posted on The Spruce From the Swiss Alps to American suburbs, fondue proves it’s always hip to dip Fondue headlined suburban American theme parties in the 1960s, then pretty quickly fell out of favor, as fads so often do. […]
This rough little poem came spilling out of me as I thought of those halcyon sand-ridden childhood days and so many memories flooded in. Everything seemed so safe, so permanent, so lively-lovely in our tiny town of 600, Gilchrist, Texas.
A young American writes an award-winning essay after being thanked by a Frenchman from Normandy for D-Day. The essay is relevant today.
A tale of a chili cook-off fundraiser in a tiny Texas town, two friends, five gallons of spilled chili, dozens of kind people and a chance meeting with the governor.
Wine Spectator provides a perfect “cooking with friends” menu with duck and root vegetables. Try this at home with friends.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m reposting this little story about my adventures with another mom during a time of uncertainty. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there, and if you have small children, my wish for you is that you have […]
A memory and poem from the halcyon days of super-busy parenthood. It is a beautiful thing to watch our kids grow into themselves and soar into their new journeys, but a little bittersweet, too.
I’ve learned in my first year of blogging that people blog to share what they know, express what they feel, and connect with others. They are simply a channel for all types of writing and communications and run the gamut of human expression.
Sweet Potato Biscuits are made on special occasions in my family, and epitomize the feeling that Food is Love. Well, it is. Try them and see.
41 years ago, my Dad made cutting boards for Christmas gifts in a lean year. This year, he outdid himself with a new one as a gift for me. Awesome.