Family, Food and Drink, Recipes

Friday Food and Drink Post: The Second Time Around

I’m not about to weigh in on whether, in the words of the old Sinatra song, “Love is lovelier, the second time around,” but I know for sure that food can be! So, today, I’m asking two questions: 1)What was on the menu for your Christmas feast? And 2) If there were leftovers, what are your… Continue reading Friday Food and Drink Post: The Second Time Around

Military, Miscellaneous

Miles for Heroes: Please Consider

Season’s Greetings! I watched a segment on Fox News Something-Or-Other this morning which triggered action for me. The segment was about Luke’s Wings, a charity dedicated to providing the families of wounded, ill, and injured, service members the means to visit them during recovery and rehabilitation. A selfless and wonderful idea. What’s not to like about that? I… Continue reading Miles for Heroes: Please Consider

Cooking, Food and Drink, Politics, Recipes

Friday Food and Drink Post: Impeachment Cobblers!

The past couple of weeks have offered up so many possibilities for menus inspired by current events, it’s hard to know where to begin. But I could start with large helpings of “Tripe.” Served, of course, with a “House Salad,” for which there is no fixed recipe, but which you make up as you go… Continue reading Friday Food and Drink Post: Impeachment Cobblers!

Literature

Occasional Quote of the Day: By ‘A Lady’

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Thus begins the best-known work by one of English literature’s best-known authors who was born 244 years ago, on December 16, 1775. Pride and Prejudice was Jane Austen’s second published novel, one of only… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: By ‘A Lady’

Humor

Not the Quote of the Day: Sticky Bee Edition

Proposed:  Any individual who has to start out a sentence with “I don’t want to be standing here in the freezing cold and the pouring rain glued to a bus,” has already lost the argument. The article, in The Daily Mirror, contains plenty of other gems that signal that, perhaps, things are not going so well for “Extinction… Continue reading Not the Quote of the Day: Sticky Bee Edition

History

Occasional Quote of the Day: Before There Was Harry and Meghan . . . There Was Edward and Wallis

I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love. On December 10, 1936, what might be described as Britain’s “long national nightmare” came to an end when Edward Albert… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: Before There Was Harry and Meghan . . . There Was Edward and Wallis

Entertainment, Politics

Vote Conservative, Actually

In what may be the Conservative’s last ad filmed before the election, BoJo parodies the carol singers scene from Love Actually to good effect. This just premiered a couple of hours ago on the UK and is already hugely popular. “Brilliant,” as my countrymen like to say. The Conservatives are polling at about 43%, Labor at 33%,… Continue reading Vote Conservative, Actually