I’m Lookin’ for the Real Thing

I enjoy cooking, and I love to eat. Put these two things together, and there’s lots of food flying around my kitchen at any given time, on any given day. These days though, it’s hard to find food made with the real stuff. You know, ingredients that are...

You Know You’re in a Redneck Family When….

…the wedding you attend:   a) is held on the Fourth of July weekend, outside, with guests sitting on hay bales b) the invitation specifies “western attire” c) it’s hard to see the bride and groom for the big cowboy hat on the guy’s head...

Who Lets the Dogs Out?

An Open Letter to all the Dog Owners, In my Neighborhood and the World Beyond I remain in a constant bewildered state at why I have to put up with your dogs running off your lawn and up to me, barking and jumping, and pouncing. I need to inform you that this is: a)...

Rise of the Machines

In the Terminator movies, the plot concerns computers  that will someday take over the world. There seems to be a little takeover action happening right in my own home. Just this morning, my picky dishwasher wasn’t appreciative of the fact that I opened it twice...

The Getaway

My husband and I returned this weekend from a nice three-day getaway. We confidently left our child in the hands of Mama and Papa (otherwise known as his grandparents), and took off down the road to 72 hours of freedom in a cabin by the lake. We had a great time being...

Run by Ann Patchett: a book review

Here comes an unofficial, totally subjective book review.   I’ve just finished reading Run, Ann Patchett’s newest novel. She is the bestselling author of The Patron Saint of Liars and Bel Canto. Run is a story that takes place over the span of 24 hours....

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