I subscribe to Bake from Scratch magazine, and last year they featured a recipe for "Atlantic Beach Pie" as their "Pie Recipe of the Year" in their May/June 2022 issue. Basically a key lime pie but with these variations: Regular limes, and more lemon juice and zest than lime. Saltine cracker crust (which tastes like … Continue reading Bring on Summer, I’m Ready (At Last)
Book Review: Wayfinding
The full title — Wayfinding: Poetry celebrating America's parks and public lands — really tells you everything you need to know about this book. Will you like the book? Umm... I started the book two years ago. At the time, it wasn't for me. I put it down. It gathered dust. But then... this … Continue reading Book Review: Wayfinding
Book Review: The Wild Trees
"A long time ago, I set out to do something. Now it looks like I've reached the goal. It's like if I die tomorrow, everything will be alright." He fell silent for a moment. "I think I've found out the secret of making a dream come true." "What's that?" "Just don't stop. Don't stop. Don't … Continue reading Book Review: The Wild Trees
Stack ‘Em Up!
tsundoku noun [C or U]The practice of buying a lot of books and keeping them in a pile because you intend to read them but have not done so yet; also used to refer to the pile itself. ~ Cambridge Dictionary You can also Google, "The art of buying books" and get the answer: Tsundoku. So then, my habit isn't "procrastination," it's ART! That said, here's a fraction of my … Continue reading Stack ‘Em Up!
Release, Embrace, Anticipate
I recently announced that "Release, Embrace, Anticipate" would be the theme for this year (referring to the Past, Present, Future) and then... (crickets) What happened? Did I accidentally release the present, embrace the past, and forgot all about the future? Well... maybe something like that. Sorry. Here's the scoop: Right after my last post, I … Continue reading Release, Embrace, Anticipate
Stop (Watching) the Clock!
A few observations: Every year for the past few years I keep hearing most everyone I know express eagerness for the prior/current year to be over, and the next year to begin. The belief/hope seems to be: New Year = Better Year. Every year for the past few years, the current year is rated worse … Continue reading Stop (Watching) the Clock!
Come On, Ring Those Bells
Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Ring out the grief that saps the mind For those that here we see no more; Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring … Continue reading Come On, Ring Those Bells
Live and Let Pie
Last night, I had a fun visit to Nights of the Jack, or as I kept calling it beforehand, Pumpkin-palooza. Then on the radio during my drive to work this morning, I was reminded that today, October 31, is the anniversary of Sean Connery's death. In his memory, I offer this mash-up of those two … Continue reading Live and Let Pie
Bring on the Rainy Season
In the lower Bronx, for example, enthusiasts found an ailanthus tree that was fifteen feet long growing from the corner of a garage roof. It was rooted in and living on "dust and roofing cinders." Even more spectacular is a desert plant, Ibervillea sonorae—a member of the gourd family—that Joseph Wood Krutch describes. If you … Continue reading Bring on the Rainy Season
Goldilocks and the Three Murals
Hello Campfire Tale Heads! Long time no tree. So I'm working in New Orleans and I'd been considering what I wanted for my first post after a long absence from posting and I found the perfect mural I wanted to show you, and then... Well, then things went a little Goldilocks-ian, because my first photo … Continue reading Goldilocks and the Three Murals