Cooking, family, Philosophy, Recipe

Pavlova: A Sweet Cloud Confection

I had the privilege of attending a friend and fellow author‘s citizenship ceremony this last month, which was an amazing thing to see. Those of us who are born into it don’t think enough about the privileges we take for granted. The individual liberties, freedoms, and responsibilities we bear. It is our solemn duty to… Read More Pavlova: A Sweet Cloud Confection

Curmudgeon's Corner, Dog, family

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Dogs Can Be Jealous

(Cedar here – I wrote a funny metaphor story today over at the Mad Genius Club in which said jealous dog plays a part. You may enjoy it.) Written by Sanford Begley My stepchildren are in for a visit this summer, well number Daughter units 2 and 3 and Son unit 1.  Their mother is… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Dogs Can Be Jealous

childhood, Cooking, family, Food, motherhood, Recipe

The Geeky Kids Cool Off

As promised, the first in the short summer series of fun activities to do with your geeky kids. Unfortunately, because of the heat, we haven’t been doing much, really, except that there has been a lot of reading. And we’ve been making ice cream. The Little Man started the first recipe, by wanting me to… Read More The Geeky Kids Cool Off

Curmudgeon's Corner, family, love

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Love is… One Man’s Opinion

Written by Sanford Begley In the seventies most papers carried a series of Love Is… cartoons, mostly things like cooking together or sharing a drink, that sort of thing.  All of these were visible things that people in love could do. Sadly, they never really said what love is, just things people in love could… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Love is… One Man’s Opinion

Curmudgeon's Corner, Ethics and Morals, family, Philosophy

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Are You Man Enough?

Written by Sanford Begley Are you man enough? I went to the barber today. New shop, my old barber retired. So the barber was making conversation. He asked me what kind of mileage I got. What he really wanted to know was why I was driving a girlie car. You see, I got a good… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Are You Man Enough?

Curmudgeon's Corner, family, Philosophy

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Take the Time

Written by Sanford Begley I sit here still sated from a marvelous meal. We got a wild hair after doing laundry and went to our favorite Korean restaurant. It is a nice place, and the prices are reasonable. The food is marvelous, so marvelous in fact that I have blogged a review of this place… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Take the Time

childhood, family, inspirational, Instructional, love, motherhood

To my Daughter, on the Occasion of her 17th Birthday,

I don’t anticipate that you will read this, or understand. Actually, in some ways I hope you never understand. It’s difficult, to tell you what you need to know, since you are so distant now. Perhaps I should have said more, sooner, but your childhood was precious to me, and I did not desire to… Read More To my Daughter, on the Occasion of her 17th Birthday,