Without a doubt my grandmother more than loved to eat salt pork; she coveted it. Simply defined by Webster’s Online Dictionary, salt pork is “fat from the back and sides and belly of a hog carcass cured with salt.” (1) As accurate as that definition may be, my younger self would define it as…… Continue reading A Salty Bit of Heaven
For anyone who has ever lost a pet, I feel your pain – still. One year ago we put our cat Carmel to sleep; it was difficult to say the least. I wrote this essay in April of 2015 to express my love for him, but also to show that being human while you are caring…… Continue reading Love and loss
When I was a kid, shoe stores were privately owned small businesses with names like Matthew’s and David’s. There were no mega shoe stores with boxes displayed within customer reach. Back then, you picked a shoe and asked the clerk, who you probably knew by first name, to get it in your size, and then he spent the time…… Continue reading ‘Running’ the risk
“The Sweet and Sour”: toasted white bread smeared with peanut butter and jelly, then topped with a layer of smooth soft creamy Velveeta- the undisputed king of all processed cheese products, and finished with a squirt of mustard and a swipe of mayonnaise. “When’s the last time you ate that,” I asked my Dad, incredulous. “Two weeks ago,” he…… Continue reading When’s the last time you ate that?
As I look at my son’s Harley Davidson 883 Sportster slumbering peacefully in my garage, patiently waiting to ‘road trip it’ from Massachusetts to Utah, I have to wonder, “What is it about a motorcycle that soothes a young man’s soul?” Is it the power, the speed, the freedom? Yes, yes, and a resounding yes…and so much more. Whether you’re male or female,…… Continue reading It’s a way of life!
It’s time to reconnect with your taste buds and the timeless history of ‘real’ wine! Natural wine, organic wine, biodynamic wine, sustainable wine; let’s travel beyond conventional wine-making practices to a place where the bottom line has given way to those who want to provide ‘healthier’ wine options. I have started my journey; trying various organic wines and I have to…… Continue reading A pretty label and more!