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TCM Classic Film Festival – Special Home Edition

TCM Classic Film Festival – Special Home Edition

I just had a great time in the kitchen, prepping Glover Gardens Double Trouble Burgers while watching a 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival interview of Faye Dunaway by Ben Mankiewicz of TCM.

spring forward (a coronavirus poem for national poetry month)

spring forward (a coronavirus poem for national poetry month)

In the winter of our COVID-19 discontent, spring is a reminder that resilience, empathy and love are the strongest contagions.

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.

The Easter Butterfly

The Easter Butterfly

And then, all of the sudden, it flew away, wafting on the breeze high above the cypress trees, its wings fluttering a timeless message: fear not, only believe.

Old Movies to the Rescue!

Old Movies to the Rescue!

The Grill-Meister and I have been watching a fair amount of old movies in the evenings during this coronavirus crisis. Bob Mondello, NPR’s movie critic, is on the same page.

none of the bees would pose for me (a poem)

none of the bees would pose for me (a poem)

A solo trip to a botanical garden was a tonic in troubled times and the inspiration for a poem.

April 1, 2017: A Different Place, A Different World

April 1, 2017: A Different Place, A Different World

I had a really good day on April 1, 2017. It’s hard to believe it was just 3 years ago. It seems like a really different world today as the whole human race grapples with the coronavirus.

The Next Step in Our Musical Millennial’s Journey (Some Good News in a Crazy Time)

The Next Step in Our Musical Millennial’s Journey (Some Good News in a Crazy Time)

Graduate studies in Studio Jazz Writing (composition), along with a paid teaching assistance-ship and a Fellowship at the Henry Mancini Institute are on the docket.

Gratitude in the UK: Clap for Our Carers

Gratitude in the UK: Clap for Our Carers

People all across the UK showed their gratitude for the sacrifices of those in the National Health Care System who are on the front line of the crisis – and they were doing it together, but from a safe distance.

“Stay the Heck at Home” TCM Classic Film Festival 2020

“Stay the Heck at Home” TCM Classic Film Festival 2020

TCM has found an alternative, innovative and high-spirited way to go forward with their film festival, stopping the coronovirus from killing the event altogether.

Zippy Crostini

Zippy Crostini

My mom used to make little toasts like this, but the recipe has been lost, so I made up a new one. The Grill-Meister was a big fan.

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”.

Gazebo Dreams

Gazebo Dreams

This whimsical little white gazebo on a golf course doesn’t get much mainstream gazebo action.

Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

Winter will make way for spring, in many ways.

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Making Crawfish Bread at Home

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Making Crawfish Bread at Home

We are in anticipation mode again – y’all know we love our Jazz Fest! – and looking to stoke up our NOLA daydreams via our tastebuds. This time, we chose something totally new to our kitchen: crawfish bread.


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