Month: June 2016
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and temperate. And summer’s lease hath too short a date. Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines. And often is his gold complexion dimmed. Many thanks to Bill Shakespeare for today’s guest post!
Father’s Day Chili
Well we are just past Father’s Day, and one of my brothers sent me a request for my father’s chili recipe. Dad was born in 1928, and in his era “Mexican” food was not so ubiquitous a part of the food landscape. He had been raised on the Eastern European diet plan: sausages when […]
In a time when we have the phenomenon of pop-up dining, stores and events, it should come as no surprise the we also have instant towns. Like this one. To make this town, you start with a prairie. Clear off the cows and antelope, scrape off the grasses and weeds, then level it a bit, […]
I just finished my stint of working on selling raffle tickets for a “dream home”. The house is donated and all of the money goes to a children’s cancer charity, but it takes a lot of time from us volunteers. So I had some time to think about the nature of dreams. This is […]
Memorial Day means different things to people. It’s the official (or semi-official) start to summer. School is usually out and people take their vacations. Many folks celebrate with a barbeque cookout and lots and lots of beer. I decided to go to the local cemetery where they were honoring the soldiers of past wars. First […]