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…love, from a different perspective…

Someone once said (and I am paraphrasing), that writing a book is like taking a long distance trip at night. Your headlights only shine so far – a very scant distance – and yet you go, without really knowing all that lies ahead. You can see only a little bit in front of you. Really, … Continue reading

…life of a cougar…

Of all the things in life that are difficult to explain, one of them has to be why I am a WSU football fan so late in life. It isn’t that I seek to explain it to anyone else, rather, simply to myself. I feel as if I am old enough to know better than … Continue reading

…the cracker aisle…

In some small way, life always comes back to food for me. It always seems to be the perfect analogy, the one thing I know, in my heart of hearts, everyone can relate to on some level. I’ve always thought life is amusing in the sense that when you look around you, who you’ve managed … Continue reading

…faces and places…

I know, I am lucky. I have been to Europe twice now, all within the span of a year and a half. If you’d asked me 3 or 4 years ago if I ever thought it was even a remote possibility that I would even get there once, I know I would have laughed and … Continue reading

…dinosaurs…

Inevitably, I wonder about things of this nature… If we are to believe in Darwin and his theory of evolution, what is to be thought of the case of the teensy arms on the dinosaurs we’ve dug up? Were they in the process of growing longer? Or were they in a state of decline, somehow … Continue reading

…cookbooks…

I am working, yet again, on a cookbook. It has been a great thing to be doing, and certainly with the person I am doing it with, as they are someone who lives with and meets deadlines. There is no screwing around with this one, and as a result I am actually progressing towards a … Continue reading

…A is A…

I am fascinated by this – as much as I am about the way a roux cooks down and the way a buerre manie can thicken hot pan juices without clumping. I am fascinated with this, quite possibly even more so. It’s not a provable thing, you see, whether A is A. Or what A … Continue reading

…roasting quails, and other thoughts…

It is a first for me to find, let alone try and figure what to do with quails – they are tiny! They are fragile and yet very long and svelte. I found them one day in the local Asian/Mexican grocery store I stop in every week to buy ducks and other odd bits of … Continue reading

…random things I have learned late in life…

It is impossible for anyone to stand by you or with you, until you first pick your own ass up off the floor and stand up for yourself. The moment you learn to love and express yourself, you will find a whole cadre of people who love you, for exactly what you are, the way … Continue reading

…technology..

On occasion, when goaded along by probably too much beer, too many people talking about something I find repugnant and pointless or maybe just that I think they miss the fundamental point of it all, I get on my hot seat. Some people may know it as a soap box, and it’s the place I … Continue reading