Monthly Archives: August 2016

A stranger’s gift

Today I prayed for someone I’ve never met. I’m almost certain she’s no longer living, but I don’t know whether she died young or old. I picture her old, maybe older than my grandmother would be, which means she was … Continue reading

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Gourmet masquerade

I’m not a gourmet cook. I don’t use exotic ingredients or fancy presentations. I don’t use obscure cooking methods, or dabble in recipes that require anything more than the basic kinds of utensils. No, I’m more of an ordinary-food-with-an-extra-kick cook. … Continue reading

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Switch-up enchiladas

It’s fun to try new recipes–and it’s fun to vary them. It’s the varying that inexperienced cooks are often afraid of. I know I used to be. Back in my early days, I’d find something that looked really good, but … Continue reading

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It’s all about the socks

I walk a little more carefully these days, and I’ve been blaming it on my cranky knees. Now I know better. I’m wearing the wrong socks. The revelation came to me during a moment of silence at the vet’s office. … Continue reading

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Fifty years from a distance

George just left for a gig with the Peninsula Players,  Lady and I are sitting on the deck in the cool of the evening, and I’m basking in the nostalgia of my 50th class reunion–the one I didn’t attend. There … Continue reading

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