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Ricotta frittata

14 January, 2018            Ricotta frittata All my years of loving both food and talking, often at the same time, I’d never crossed paths with a “ricotta frittata” – before yesterday, that is. It’s a real thing, … Continue reading

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Let there be light

26 February, 2017           Let there be light     On December 21 the sun was above the horizon for nine and a half hours. The flowers are overjoyed (I presume) to experience the ninety-plus minutes … Continue reading

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Unlike Bill Clinton, I DO inhale!

24 April, 2016            Unlike Bill Clinton, I DO inhale! And you should too! At least if you’re here in central Virginia. The smells are beyond compare. The lilacs in our backyard bloom more enthusiastically every April, … Continue reading

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We turned our flashlights off after dark

3 January, 2016            We turned our flashlights off after dark Remembering the odd nature of wearing shorts when it snowed called to mind other backwards-ness of my childhood. I’m including a brief blurb about it at … Continue reading

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A Starbucks™ koan

30 August, 2015                 A Starbucks™ koan Barista at Starbucks Huguenot and River Road: “Can I get a drink started for you?” My companion – he often speaks in koans: “Cold hot chocolate!”  The … Continue reading

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Echolalia

15 September, 2012        Echolalia Not a word you hear every day, at least most people don’t. In my line of work it’s a little more common. My dictionary (American Heritage 5th Edition) defines it thus: echolalia: n. 1. Psychiatry … Continue reading

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A Perfect Day for a lot of things

22 January, 2012    A Perfect day for a lot of things I’m happy more often than I’m not happy, and currently I’m happy it’s winter. It is sometimes cold and gray and dreary. This morning when I got up it … Continue reading

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