Category: Opinion

Food Rant: Just Go with Fresh Garlic

Food Rant: Just Go with Fresh Garlic

By using giant jars of pre-minced garlic that’s floating in additives, are we fostering a generation of underprivileged taste buds that have never experienced the joy of fresh garlic?

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.

Your Eyes were on the Prize, John Lewis

Your Eyes were on the Prize, John Lewis

I join millions of others in mourning the late Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, a true American hero, and offer a simple haiku in his honor.

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.

Freedom’s Plow – Wisdom from Poet Langston Hughes, Because Something Must Be Said

Freedom’s Plow – Wisdom from Poet Langston Hughes, Because Something Must Be Said

It has to be crystal clear where the Glover Gardens blog stands on racism and prejudice.

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.

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.

A Shocking Contradiction in Terms: Velveeta “Fresh Packs”

A Shocking Contradiction in Terms: Velveeta “Fresh Packs”

A light-hearted but hopefully provocative food-snob rant during a ghastly and unpredictable pandemic.

Breaking Radio Silence

Breaking Radio Silence

Physical isolation and all of the uncertainty brought about by Covid-19’s impact to our entire existence is the new normal, and it’s time to rejoin the social world.

What the Car Saw in Spring: “Progress”

What the Car Saw in Spring: “Progress”

The story this picture tells is the relentless march of “progress” and how we continue to eradicate nature in favor of more and more and more and MORE cement and “convenience”.

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.

Hollandaise in a Jar or a Package: Just Say No

Hollandaise in a Jar or a Package: Just Say No

Hollandaise in a jar or a package is fake food. Period.

Barbara Jordan’s Wisdom about Acceptance

Barbara Jordan’s Wisdom about Acceptance

Simple, profound and essential, this message is timeless, and yet I feel that there is an underlying urgency about it right now.

What the Car Saw: London Taxi Version (People on Phones)

What the Car Saw: London Taxi Version (People on Phones)

Observations from a taxi window in London. Hop in with me and share the journey of a sad discovery.

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Stuff that needs to be said.

Memorial Day 2018 Redux

Memorial Day 2018 Redux

Reposting the Glover Gardens 2018 salute to Memorial Day.

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 […]

Bye-Bye Barbie

Bye-Bye Barbie

It’s a different world than the one in which these Barbies were the gift of choice for little girls.

Haiku: Two Words

Haiku: Two Words

Important words: I voted.

Memorial Day, Andy Rooney, the Thankful Foreigner, and Blowin’ in the Wind

Memorial Day, Andy Rooney, the Thankful Foreigner, and Blowin’ in the Wind

It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S. The day we remember those who served in our military and did not live to come home. Andy Rooney Rethinks Memorial Day I saw a thoughtful piece by the late commentator Andy Rooney that’s worth sharing, Rooney Rethinks Memorial […]


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