posts from category: At Home

My Letter to Fine Cooking

Dear Fine Cooking Magazine,   I’ve been a fan for years.  Through the pages of your magazine, I have found inspiration in the form of interesting recipes and and thoughtful articles.  This has been the reason that I have subscribed … Keep Reading…

We Are Loving Portland

It is cold, it is damp, it is gray.  There is that. The flip side is that it is fun learning how to get around (I’m hopelessly confused as previously reported).  No wonder I did not excel at bridge, the … Keep Reading…

We Are Wired

At long last, we have almost succumbed to the wired world.  I don’t choose my words lightly.  It did feel like a near-death experience for us. When you need everything new, what way do you approach the problems of the … Keep Reading…

Bright Side of Stuff

My pinkie finger on my left hand is undergoing a make-over.  This involves a “digit widget”.  It looks like an oil derrick of the grasshopper variety.  See below. This has happened because I have a genetic disease.  See Dupuytren’s Contracture.  … Keep Reading…

Musing and other Musings

May 27 in the swimming pool with my muse, Margaret, she told me that she observed jack rabbits playing the day before as she was headed home.  So, when I left the pool, I too noticed the jack rabbits in … Keep Reading…

Of Basements and Old Stuff

Do you wonder what lurks in the crevices of your garage?  or attic?  or basement?  California doesn’t do basements too much but I had the good fortune of having grandparents that had a basement.  It was dank, dark, foreboding.  And … Keep Reading…