Category: Writing

Hospital Food:  Why is it Sooooo Bad???

Hospital Food: Why is it Sooooo Bad???

Why, why, why is hospital food sooooo bad??? Why do they feed patients high-fat/high-sugar dishes?

Haiku: Parenting

Haiku: Parenting

A haiku about a hunting hawk.

People are Amazing and Wonderful and Wise

People are Amazing and Wonderful and Wise

Wisdom from blog followers about aging and living in the #past or the #moment.

A Day in the Life of an Octogenarian

A Day in the Life of an Octogenarian

I’m getting more and more interested in the balance – or trade-offs – between wisdom, aging and the desire and ability to embrace new concepts and experiences.   I launched a poll in a recent post to find out what you think about whether or […]

Haiku: After the Rain

Haiku: After the Rain

Nature’s resilience inspires me to write haiku.

Haiku: Lightning Storm

Haiku: Lightning Storm

In the night I see Flashing skies through sleep-closed eyes Tempest in my dreams We are hoping for no more drama with our trees or storm damage after the floods and windstorms in April (see below).  Golly, that was scary!  Click for more pics.

A Hurricane Rita Story: No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom

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 […]

What’s UP with the Smartphone Use at the Table?

What’s UP with the Smartphone Use at the Table?

Everyone in the restaurant was focused on their phone rather than their companions. What’s up with that? Doesn’t anyone believe in fellowship over a meal any more?

My Blog’s 1-Year Anniversary: What I’ve Learned

My Blog’s 1-Year Anniversary: What I’ve Learned

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.

Really? Why Do We Need “Sexiest Chefs”?

I just heard today that People published a “14 Sexiest Chefs in America” list. Really? Why do we need to rate chefs by their sex appeal?  I think this is really dumb. Does that make me a snob, a purist, or just plain square / […]

Venturing Forward Into Travel Blogging

Is it travel blogging or travelogue-ing? Either way, I’m going to start blogging about travel, when I can. Travel and food are symbiotic.  So many of my favorite recipes have had their start from a wonderful meal I experienced on a trip. Here’s my new […]

Haiku: Ode to a December Rose

Haiku: Ode to a December Rose

The rainy rose remained beautiful as the weather turned gorgeous, as weather in Southeast Texas is wont to do. So of course – another pic, another quick haiku.

Haiku: Ode to a December Rose

Haiku: Ode to a December Rose

Haiku for a gorgeous December rose that brightens a gloomy day.

Celebrating Ruth’s 95 Years

Celebrating Ruth’s 95 Years

There was a large gathering for my grandmother’s 90th birthday five years ago, and I wrote a poem at that time to celebrate her life. A smaller group of us joined her this year for her 95th, and we read the poem once again. Here […]

Autumn Leaves: Haiku for Autumn

Autumn Leaves: Haiku for Autumn

Three haiku that celebrate autumn, along with the lyrics and a recording of the lovely old standard “Autumn Leaves”.

More Haiku: What Went on in Vegas

More Haiku: What Went on in Vegas

Las Vegas is a city you can’t quite love but can’t quite hate. It pushes tacky so far that it almost becomes charming. We spent a hot 3 July days there fulfilling a long-time birthday wish of a deserving octogenarian, and I was haiku-inspired. 1 […]


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