Waking up is hard to do. I’m not above trying to trick myself by setting my clock ahead 10 minutes. I’m so groggy in the morning that it takes a while to sink in that I’ve been fooled. I prefer to wake up slowly, gently, with little birdies lightly chirping in the quiet morning sunlight.… Continue reading I’m Woke and Commercial-free
I’m still enticed. Every year. Late summer comes and I see them. School supplies line the aisles of Target, Office Depot, even Walgreen’s. The aisles of notebooks, pens, folders, planners, backpacks, and crayons kind of get me fired up. It’s a fresh start, new beginnings, a clean slate. I haven’t been in school for a… Continue reading School Supply Shopping: Load Up on Good Memories
Jordan B. Peterson has captured the attention of many people like me who are yearning for some heterodoxy. Upon hearing or reading his dissidence, you’ll think it is what used to be called common sense. JBP reads a lot, thinks even more, and has written a best seller that cannot be reviewed as one book… Continue reading Treat Yourself Like Someone You Are Responsible For Helping (or Rule 2)
But when it snows on April 5, you think, “Spring, I thought you felt the same way about me. You really seemed to be into me.” Then like the rejected contestants on the Bachelor you feel blindsided, embarassed.
Don’t be fooled by the very intriguing title, this post is a recipe. It’s one of my favorites: Irish Soda Bread. (Real) Irish Soda Bread rarely comes with raisins or currants. I can’t imagine why people add caraway seeds to it. And if you’re eating Irish Soda Bread and it doesn’t have a hard, crunchy… Continue reading Who Let the Fairies Out?
At one time, I was a one-trick pony about exercise, I did cardio. About 12 years ago I got this information from an open house at a health club. It made me think about weight training, which is how all changes happen with me – I mull it around and think about it. Slowly I… Continue reading Benefits of Weight Training
The Racine Art Museum’s benefactor, Karen Johnson Boyd, was a great cook and loved to entertain in her home. She allowed the museum to compile some of her favorites that were sold in the museum store as fund raiser for RAM. Here’s the recipe: Marinade for 1 1/2-2 pounds chicken: 1/2 cup honey 3 Tbsp… Continue reading Tak Bak Kum: Korean Chicken
In 1976, my older brother graduated from high school. A large party seemed to drop from the sky, in my 11-year-old eyes. In reality, it was a lot of work. If I stretch my memories, I recall some unwanted nagging, knowing my mom was stressed about cleaning the house and making sure it stayed clean.… Continue reading The Force: Grandma and the Aunts
A song that’s stuck in your head that you can’t get out for anything. ~Urban Dictionary
It happens every Halloween. What pop culture sensation will become the next costume du jour? Then how can we make it slutty? Costume makers and sellers are not the gatekeepers of thoughtfulness. They want to tap in on the trends and provide fodder for those who want to push the line. Or those who want… Continue reading Handmaid Provocateur