Category Archives: Humor

The tale of the mutant meatballs

This, as the title says, is a tale of the mutant meatballs–or, how recipes sometimes develop a mind of their own. That can only happen when you’re unprepared, as I was today. I knew I had ground beef to cook, … 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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Avalanches and apple cake

I have a decision to make: Do I write about avalanches or apple cake? Avalanches can be pretty serious and probably shouldn’t be ignored. I know; I live under one–or rather, under a steady stream of them. We’ve learned how … Continue reading

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It’s all Martin’s fault

It’s Martin Luther King Day. I hate Martin Luther King Day. It’s not because I have anything against the man. Him I like, as well as what he said and his valiant efforts to bring some peace and equality–maybe peace … Continue reading

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Tampering with tradition

I had a s’mores conversation around the campfire last night. We were in the middle of Sturgeon Bay, outside the motel where our singer friends were staying after their concert (with George as accompanist). Wine and beer, cheeses and humus, … Continue reading

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Ironing–a lost art?

I thought the rumpled look was only for the young kids who are part of the ripped, drooping, sagging, distressed generation. I guess I was wrong. I guess even the grown-ups of today are satisfied with rumpled. I came to … Continue reading

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‘Oops’ is a four-letter word

My sweatshirt’s got it all wrong. Emblazoned across the front, in bright gold letters, it says, “STRESS: what happens when your gut says no and your mouth says ‘Of course, I’d be glad to.’” That may be the cause of … Continue reading

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Temptation in a pan

It started with a drop in temps, and a photo. After two days of highs in the 40s, gray skies and off-and-on rain, I could feel that old familiar urge coming on–the urge to kick that oven, lying dormant all … Continue reading

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You can’t be blind for this date

My camera and I have been angling for a date with the big fella for a long time. He’s always got an excuse. Either it’s too windy, or there’s too much cloud cover, or it’s too cold, or it’s too … Continue reading

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Don’t panic, I intend to stay normal

When I first started working at a newspaper, eons ago, I saved every article I wrote, no matter how small and insignificant. It didn’t take long to drop that habit. Then, as I moved into doing features and, eventually, writing … Continue reading

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