This afternoon, I spent a delightful few hours at lunch in Washington PA with a friend from Ricochet and his wife. I enjoy promoting our local Southwest PA products, and sending them all over the country, and even the world, whenever I have the opportunity, and today I brought one of my favorites to give… Continue reading Friday Food and Drink Post: Buy Local
If Florence Nightingale were still alive, she’d have been 199 years old in 2019. She was born on May 12th, 1820, just a few short months after Mad King George (of American Revolution fame) breathed his last. By the time she died on August 13, 1910, George V (the current Queen’s grandfather) was on the… Continue reading Florence Nightingale: The Lady With the … Cats?
Posting this vital information without further comment, because, really, I can't even. (Even so, I can’t help observing that it does give a modern twist to the phrase, “get a buzz on.”) Doctors Warn Women Against Putting Wasp Nests In their Vaginas.
To commemorate the 74th anniversary of V-J Day on August 15, herewith, a couple of family recipes for War Cake a more-or-less appetizing (de gustibus, and all that) sop to the sweet tooth of the war-weary denizens from the Old and New Worlds. One is from 1942 and was shared with me by a friend in the… Continue reading Friday Food and Drink Post: Have Your (War) Cake and Eat It, Too
Don’t you think it’s time to elevate the conversation around here? I do. Hence my high-toned original title for this post. I was dismayed when Mr. Right pointed out that most of my semi, and fully-fledged, deplorable fellows probably wouldn’t cop to the furrin tongue I was puttin’ down. Hence the parenthetical clarification for y’all,… Continue reading Friday Food and Drink Post: Horses Dovers and Canopies (Finger Foods)
As many of you know, my stepson, Sam, was assaulted on December 8, 2017. His brain was pulverized, his body was broken in a dozen places, he spent seven months in a coma, never regaining consciousness, and he died on July 25, 2018, five days after his fifty-third birthday. (I recently referred, in rather less… Continue reading Justice for Sam. Sort of. Or the Best We Could Do, Anyway