A Balancing Act

Sunday morning coffee. Check email, facebook, anthropologie.com website sales. Feed the cats, shuffle around in a robe for hours. In general, relax. Balance my checkbook. Take out all the receipts that have been making my wallet bulge since last Sunday morning, write them down, log onto my checking account, open my budget spreadsheet, and while... Continue Reading →

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Ya, Can Cook

Those that actually know me know that I love to eat out.  I mean L-O-V-E, like I would eat out every single meal of every single day if I could afford to, both financially and health-wise.   So, I think it might come as surprise to some folks that I have finally, after 56 years of... Continue Reading →

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In Jelly We Trust

While I tried to make sense of then-recent turns in our government elections, I sat down to breakfast at the local diner.  Served along with my usual scrambled eggs, bacon and home potatoes was an open jar of some homemade fruit jam for my gluten-free toast. As I opened the lid and used the built-in... Continue Reading →

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It’s What’s For Dinner?

“I am not a monster,” meaningfully spoken by Eric Stoltz as the son "Rocky",  in Mask. Nor am I a weirdo, with eating habits somewhere between American carnivoral worship and a hard-line towing vegetarian.  I am often wrongly classified as a food snob, having never bitten the head off a shrimp or eaten chitterlings (remember, I’m black... Continue Reading →

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