An Ode to Nutmeg & Onions

I was reading a food lovers article that said, “Of the five senses, smell is the most “direct”: when we smell the aroma of a delicious dish of pasta served in tomato sauce, the odorous molecules reach the nasal cavity and are captured by the mucous which contain olfactory receptors. These consist of 5 million... Continue Reading →

A State of Repose

TGIF Folks. As the men of this house made their way out of the house this morning, it was my ONE JOB (as in, you had ONE JOB today) to get a few gardening supplies and place them by the back door so we could do a few projects this weekend. Nay, sayeth the World.... Continue Reading →

Geeking Out.

I was given this article by a coworker today. He told me to feel free to nerd out. I'm gonna geek out, but since I've been writing "a little longer articles" recently, I thought I'd write on something that I don't talk about much ….my job. I'm a data geek. You can call it an... Continue Reading →

SPRY the Pan

Twelve years ago this month, this photo was taken with my mom and her mother, Grandma Pinky. Grandma lived in a (say it like Roseanne Roseannadanna) teensy, tiny, itsy, bitsy little town in Pennsylvania. She was the family "keeper of the cornerstone recipes" ....halupki (cabbage rolls), pierogi (try them!), but her first love in the... Continue Reading →

Life Imitates Art

Is anyone else getting more observant as this time wears on? It's nearly as if staying in your own home's bubble sucks you into pondering things that you never had time for before. Some days I feel that I should be more effective with this, acting on my thoughts instead of just indulging them. But... Continue Reading →

Wear a Mask

My 25th birthday. My then-husband’s wrists started curling in on a birthday trip to Wine Country. Said he had pain in them as if “he’d been working in the yard”. Since we’d just purchased our first house and had been digging in the backyard, it didn’t seem out of the ordinary. We came home a... Continue Reading →

Freedoms

America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend... Continue Reading →

unprecedented

Man, am I tired of this word. Every five seconds. I'm living in unprecedented times. These are unprecedented markets. These are unprecedented situations. Holy hell people, yeah, we get it. We ain't been 'ere before. I turn on the TV and there's a morose yet soothing voice saying someone's company somewhere is "here for me".... Continue Reading →

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