Cooking, Recipe

Coconut Cream Pie

The First Reader loves coconut cream pies, and over the years I’ve blogged the recipe I usually make for him, which calls for fortifying a boxed cook-and-serve pudding. It’s an easy way to do it, but a few years ago it started to be hard to find the pudding mixes. I would buy half a… Read More Coconut Cream Pie


Cranky Pants

I’ve got my cranky pants on the way. Not, you’ll note, on. See, I’ve gained a fair amount of weight this last year, and while that’s a problem, it’s not the problem here. I’m working on the weight – or more specifically, on the regaining muscle and flexibility. That’s an ongoing battle I’ll be dealing… Read More Cranky Pants

Cooking, family

Saturday Supper

Food is love.  When we moved to Texas a couple of years ago now, part of the motivation was coming into a community of friends that felt like family and were close enough to sit down and eat with from time to time. The group of folks who would become known as the North Texas… Read More Saturday Supper

Art, Books

The Squeaks Caper

A few years ago, at the height of the nonsense, a friend was sad. Heck, the world was sad. Lawdog, like me, has a bit of the clown in him, so he was doing his part to entertain and amuse the world at large.  I was doing art every day, and he’d been posting funny… Read More The Squeaks Caper

Philosophy, writing

Calculated Writing

and not the kind of writing you may be thinking of. I haven’t been writing non-fiction for… a while. I miss the deep dives into a research topic, and then pulling it together into a cohesive whole. On the other hand, the time to get stuck into a topic well enough to produce a cohesion,… Read More Calculated Writing


The Squeaks Caper

Coming soon. Very soon, as in it should be live on Friday.  This is the fourth in the illustrated books I’ve been working on with Lawdog, the third in the Africa tales, which are now linked in a series called Lawdog in Color. They are sort-of coloring books, but mostly just fun illustrations, verging on… Read More The Squeaks Caper

Cooking, Recipe

Spice Coffee Cake

One of the many things I like to do is pamper my First Reader. When we had an unexpected morning, just the two of us, and time to do things, I asked him what he’d like for breakfast. Waffles, pancakes, biscuits? I offered. Coffee cake?  Oh, yes! His eyes lit up. What about the coffee… Read More Spice Coffee Cake

Books, Review

Book Review: Red Wolf

What the heck. I stopped doing book reviews a long time ago, and for good reasons. But this author needs more attention on her stuff because it’s good. Really, really good, and I want her to write more. So for purely selfish reasons…  Red Wolf is, so far, two novellas that are either science fiction… Read More Book Review: Red Wolf