Summer TV Hits & Misses

Summer used to be the season of re-runs. Didn't it? I don't know when TV stations started doing this... well, I kinda remember... but it seems like summer has become the season of experiments. And like all things, some experiments succeed and some fail. Here's my take on what's currently making A's and what's currently in the toilet. (Mixed metaphors, [...]

A Particular Nostalgia

There's a specific kind of nostalgia that overtakes me when I am physically at home. My old home, I guess. Where I grew up. I can conjure nostalgia about almost anything, when it really comes down to it, but childhood memories are different. Of course, the general assumption when a person carries heavy childhood nostalgia is that they want to [...]

Pumpkin Curry

This is a recipe I made long ago and have tweaked over the years to be better and better. I hope you enjoy it. It's, of course, carb-y, but it's quite delicious, and can be made vegetarian if that's your thing. I've had it both ways, but do prefer it with chicken.   Pumpkin Curry Noodles (with or without Chicken) [...]

Why We Should Still Be Praying for Boston

I read this article in The Atlantic, which was really very interesting. In essence, it noted the frequency of the words "pray for Boston" on social media just following the crisis. I'm sure the same thing could be said of almost all crises. Everyone is worried when something happens (even when it doesn't affect them directly), but almost no one [...]

Fattoush Salad

This is my latest obsession. Great salads. Not just great salads, but salads with great dressings. This one has a dressing you will never forget tasting! Go try this one today. 8 leaves Romaine lettuce (torn) 1 cucumber (peeled, seeded, sliced) 1/2 c. sliced red onion 2 T. EVOO 2 T. fresh lemon juice 1 t. fresh mint 1 t. [...]