Tak Bak Kum: Korean Chicken

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


A song that’s stuck in your head that you can’t get out for anything. ~Urban Dictionary

Diamond Wars

No shots have been fired so it’s more of a cold war. Considering that diamonds are nicknamed ice makes it all the colder. It’s a radio war between two non-self-respecting jewelers and the volume of ads leads me to believe there’s a lot of money in diamonds. The jeweler who wants to be “your jeweler”… Continue reading Diamond Wars

Strong is the New Skinny

Strong is the new skinny.  I’ve embraced it.  I’m too tall and come from too many broad shouldered people for skinny to be an ideal of mine.  A former cardiophile, I’ve completed the transition to strength training.  I still enjoy cardio because endorphins.  But I get those from lifting too so cardio has been downsized… Continue reading Strong is the New Skinny

Midnight’s Children

Midnight’s Children by Salmon Rushdie deserves some debriefing.  After reading this you feel like you went on a mission or at least a serious undertaking that requires some after thoughts. Midnight’s Children is weird and confusing and complicated and enjoyable. It is unforgettable. Though it is narrated as a memoir that starts with the lives of his… Continue reading Midnight’s Children

About Me

My cover photo sums up the good life for me: a book, a beach, and a crazy bathing suit. I have goals like the next person, and there’s hardly a better combination than novels and warm sand. I also have lots of ideas swirling about. To clear them out, I write.  I used to fill… Continue reading About Me