GIFTS FOR DAD (THE COOK)

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.¬† ~Clarence Budington Kelland (1881-1964) TODAY’S LIST Wondering what to get for daddy dearest on this mid-year fatherly fest?¬† If he favors feasting on culinary delights he prepares himself, perhaps I can help.¬† Today’s List is for the he-men who [...]

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‘TIS THE SEASON . . . NOT THAT SEASON

Alcoholic beverages have been consumed in the United States since the days of Plymouth Rock.  In fact, beer and wine were staples on the ships carrying settlers to the New World.  In colonial times, water and milk were scarce and susceptible to contamination or spoilage, and tea and coffee were expensive. The Pilgrims turned to [...]

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OSCAR THE GROUCH

William: [Falling off the fence.] Whoopsidaisies! Anna: What did you say? William: Nothing. Anna: Yes, you did. William: No, I didn’t. Anna: You said, Whoopsidaisies. William: I don’t think so. No one says whoopsidaisies, do they? Unless they’re . . . Anna: There’s no unless.¬† No one has said whoopsidaisies for fifty years and even [...]

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DO SOMETHING DRASTIC

Do Something Drastic; Cut the Plastic ~PoconoRecord.com TODAY’S PREPARATION I just heard about the best green craft idea:¬† doing something useful with those dastardly plastic grocery bags breeding in their burgeoning colonies in kitchen cupboards or hall closets across the land.¬† Banned in Bangladesh,Rwanda and San Francisco.¬† Taxed in Ireland.¬† In China, merchants are forbidden [...]

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LAST MINUTE VALENTINES

RELATED POSTS:¬† VALENTINE’S DAY MENU, PREPARE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, Albert Camus wrote that the only serious question is whether to kill yourself or not. Tom Robbins wrote that the only serious question is whether time has a beginning or an end.¬† Camus clearly got up on the wrong side of the bed, and Robbins must [...]

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