Once upon a time, a long time ago, for a very short time, I lived in Jackson, Wyoming. I was a squatter, a gypsy, camped out in my little sister's basement on a futon with a wooden wine crate for a bedside table, just like in college. Only I was 30 years old, still clinging … Continue reading Big Don and the vagabond days.
I was in Houston this week, speaking at a training and HR workshop for independent blood centers. Yes, I know you're surprised there would be such a gathering. And you're probably wondering if I mean the Red Cross, which I do not. I could get all technical and explain the complicated volunteer blood supply in … Continue reading Come to Bethlehem and eat.
The purpose behind today's story, before we talk about food for the week, is to remind you not to judge a book by its cover. I promise, you won't have to stay with me long before we get into a recipe for carne adovada and a reason to buy malt vinegar. As we drove to … Continue reading When in Omaha.
The first time I tasted limoncello I realized I’d been wrong to think God made lemons so we might enjoy lemon curd. Tart, sweet, chilly on the tongue but warm in the throat, limoncello is the adult version of every happy lemonade stand you’ve ever visited, ever. It’s possible that the adventure associated with my … Continue reading Lord, let there be lemons.
Dear Passat, It's me, not you. Our nine years together were full of Das Auto joy, but the team had to make a change. No, the crinkles in your seat leather and slight sag in your underbelly didn't diminish your beauty. It isn't that our new generic Japanese crossover vehicle is any better than you. … Continue reading Counting cars.
Safe travels to our friend, who will never be a stranger. Angle to Key West: Thanksgiving With Strangers (11/22).
Few people understand as well as my friend Marjorie that life is the adventure you make it. Not in an aggressive, carpe diem, "shall we go to Borneo?" way, but in the genuine, inject a bit of madcap into your average Saturday way. I wasn't a bit surprised a week ago, talking about what we … Continue reading People are good.