The Cookie Diary

I love desserts, the sweeter, creamier, richer, or more chocolaty, the better. I prefer frosted cakes or cookies with a little something extra. Cookies should be chewy, but not crunchy, and accompanied by cold milk or hot coffee. My mom was a good cook and I have a very early memory of her decorating aContinue reading “The Cookie Diary”

Unexpected Blessings ~ Part II

OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND There have been many times in my life when my default mode has been “Out of sight, out of mind.” When I transferred from public school to boarding school the beginning of 7th grade, it didn’t occur to me to let any of my classmates know, except my bestContinue reading “Unexpected Blessings ~ Part II”

Last Call for Alcohol (Jack, Maggie and Alcohol)

One of my favorite childhood memories, in terms of my dad’s drinking, (yes I know how strange that may sound) was the sense of celebration when he got home. After the opening of the suitcases and the giving of presents was done and supper was started, he would go to the neighbors and invite themContinue reading “Last Call for Alcohol (Jack, Maggie and Alcohol)”

Sheba’s Quiet Life

Things about Sheba that make me sad: Sheba will be six years old on June 25th, at least according to her rescue records, and she will have been with us for a year and a half. I do not know a lot about dogs, just the dogs that we have had. Sometimes I wonder ifContinue reading “Sheba’s Quiet Life”

Let Us Be Part of the Solution

Feeling helpless in the face of the Pandemic Racial Tensions? It is normal to feel helpless in the face of something as huge as both the Pandemic and the current atmosphere of Racial Tensions. Both are national in scope, and in some cases international.  Sometimes, if you can do even one thing, or more thanContinue reading “Let Us Be Part of the Solution”

Timeless Advice from a (somewhat dated) Chick Flick

One of my favorite all time romantic comedies is You’ve Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.* Even though the technology featured in the film is now dated, there are some timeless ideas and advice in the movie that have stuck with me through the years. Okay, I also have to add that itContinue reading “Timeless Advice from a (somewhat dated) Chick Flick”