My friend Paul is unlike any person I know. A runner, tennis player and coach, he has brought the joy of sport to more people than I could ever count, just because he enjoys connecting people with activities they'll enjoy. He is happiest when he helps someone else find happiness. It probably sounds ridiculous that … Continue reading 1536 Flags.
All of my people who served - my dad, my uncles, my cousins - returned home from their military deployments. My dad, who served in the Navy with his parents' permission, turned 17 shortly before the end of WWII and never saw real combat. My uncles, my mother's brothers, both served during the Vietnam War, … Continue reading Call of duty.
Cruising by the sale table at the Booksellers at Laurelwood several weeks ago, I snagged the book Table Style, by Liz Benton. The method to my impulse-buying madness was to turn a nightly chore (setting the table) into a fun project. That evening I handed the book to my daughter and told her she could … Continue reading Splendid tables. (weekly menu 5.20.13)