childhood, family, motherhood

The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

As I was standing in the kitchen early this morning making Sunday Breakfast, I was thinking about something. It started with bacon, as I was laying out odd pieces as neatly as I could to bake them. We’re having monkey bread and baked bacon, and eggs for those who want them (the First Reader). One… Read More The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

childhood, Curmudgeon's Corner, family

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Fads and Mainstreaming

Written by Sanford Begley DU2 and DU3 are into Anime, Manga, and DC universe fanfics and side characters. There is a possibility they will be coming to live with us permanently this fall. What they worry about is whether they can find anyone of their fandom in this area. You see they are, in the… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Fads and Mainstreaming

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

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