Have you read books that you’d rate highly but never want to read again? The one that springs to mind for me is The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. For those who’ve never read it (and I will do my best not to spoil it), the book is about Frank, a teenager who lives on… Read More Never Again
I don’t think I’ve met anyone who doesn’t like potato chips. Some people think they’re ok, and some people love ’em. For me, it depends on the chip. I’m not likely to try new flavors or brands because potato chips seem to cost more than they used to. I wouldn’t consider potato chips an expensive… Read More Making Potato Chips from Scratch
Do you find yourself holding on to odd things? I’m not talking about a salt-and-pepper shaker set that reminds you of the first vacation you took as a family or those Polaroids of your 8th birthday party. I mean habits and traditions that have no foundation other than that’s just what was always done. Mine… Read More Things We Hold On To
I love board games. One of my newer favorites is Mice and Mystics from Plaid Hat Games. It’s a cooperative game, meaning you and your fellow players work together to “win” against the game. You win or lose together. Instead of choosing to play the race car or the red pawn, you pick a character. The… Read More Table Tales: Mice and Mystics
One of my favorite meals to make in the slow cooker is pot roast. I’ve ended up using a recipe for Mississippi Pot Roast after seeing a New York Times article on it. Go ahead, google Mississippi Pot Roast; you’ll see tons of results. Or you can stay here and I’ll tell you how I make.
Last post, I started to talk about Simon. Our stingray boat had a guy who drove it and then made sure we all got to hold a stingray. It also had Simon. Simon attached an anchor to the seabed. He also helped the other guy hand out flippers. That was the extent of Simon’s official… Read More A Natural Storyteller
It’s January and chilly. I’d like to remember a warmer time and a warmer place. A place where I was surrounded by stingrays and loving every second. Stingray City, Grand Cayman Island.