(Oh, come on; you know how I love a themed series, right?) I read a quote (author unknown) that was something like, "Tuesday is Monday's uglier sister." I disagree. Tuesday, for me, is the sweet spot day. Tuesday is early enough in the week that one might say, "Let's meet early in the week - … Continue reading But what will we do with Tuesday?
How about a monthly round-up post (which I haven't done in a while) to get back in the swing of things after taking most of January off from writing (and most other things, other than work and spending time with my children while they were home)? OK. We'll start here: What I'm curious about, at … Continue reading A few things: January 2022
"This could be her last Christmas," my daughter said, speaking about the dog -- one of our dogs -- last Christmas, in 2020, the first pandemic Christmas. Another of our dogs had died earlier in the year, in mid-March before everything shut down. He, the one who died, and she, the one who remained behind, … Continue reading Thoughts go astray.
I've been under the weather since right after Christmas, but today I'm finally starting to feel "normal" again. Some thoughts on that, along with notes on how I've been spending my down time, a "curative" soup recipe, Apple Watch insanity, my favorite Mary Chapin Carpenter song, and a few other things. Think of it as … Continue reading Blue plate special.
It was a cold and snowy day (yes, in Memphis)... ... and I found the green lentils. But first, a story: When my son was nine or ten he went deep into the Dragonology world of books, puzzles, and games. He and a friend started a Dragonology club (a detail he'll likely fuss at me … Continue reading Choose your own cooking adventure.
It was a dark and stormy night (kind of like tonight), and I was hungry, and I felt like cooking, but I did not feel like going to the store (because I never feel like going to the store, ever), so I took stock of what was already in my kitchen, and here's what I … Continue reading If coq au vin and cassoulet had an American baby.
Part two of three, I think. We'll see. (Updated, 10/31: Yes; three parts - though actually four. In any event, you'll find the final one here, if you're interested.) We'll take this one in what may seen reverse order, with cooking at the beginning. Then, in the middle, the main part. At the end will … Continue reading Generations, part two.
This has to come in two parts, I'm afraid, because instead of writing tonight I spent the evening in the kitchen with my daughter, talking about Marie of France. We were talking about books we liked, and I mentioned the book I'd just finished reading for my book group. "What was it about?" my daughter … Continue reading Generations, part one.