Good People at Trader Joe’s

It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was rush hour on a Thursday, but the dark and stormy part is true - thunder and lightning had been booming and crashing for 30 minutes or so; all around me people were rushing to finish errands and get home before the expected heavy rain and … Continue reading Good People at Trader Joe’s


The Rock Keeps on Truckin’

My friend, Paul, was a most memorable guy. I first met Paul when I was 15 years old and he was 17, but I had known of him for years as we attended the same church and Catholic school. If there was fun to be had, Paul, or "The Rock" as he was lovingly known, … Continue reading The Rock Keeps on Truckin’

Kitchen Garden Update

It's June 15 - the kitchen garden is progressing nicely as you can see from today's photo - and my Christmas Cactus has joined the group to take advantage of the tremendous amount of liquid sunshine falling from the skies of late. I'll update from time to time... Click here for the original Kitchen Garden … Continue reading Kitchen Garden Update

May I Borrow Your Pen?

You have a pen for a day or two, and then it's gone. It disappears. Does this happen to you? I like to keep a pen or two on me at all times, favoring those that write with blue ink. During my school days, I did my best to keep my pens in my desk … Continue reading May I Borrow Your Pen?

Ants Marching

Each Spring without fail, our home is beset by ants. It's a common problem and we've come to recognize that Spring would not be sprung unless at least one of the 22,000 species of ants is in our kitchen foraging for crumbs. Wikipedia tells us that ants have colonized almost every landmass on Earth, except … Continue reading Ants Marching


Quench is the loveliest word, don't you think? My shampoo bottle instructs me that this delightfully sudsy and emollient brew will quench my dry hair and scalp, bringing occasion to stop and think about this word: quench. Say it aloud - doesn't it sound just like what it means? tells us quench synonyms are, … Continue reading Quench

Change is Inevitable

John F. Kennedy once said "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." It's a beautiful truth of life and oft quoted. And yet we persist in holding our politicians' feet to the fire if they make a change in their … Continue reading Change is Inevitable