Clarifying Confusing Culinary Terms

I am a man uneasy with vagueness, approximations, and the lack of specificity. For me,  “Close enough” is the mission statement of mediocrity. I am an analytical, left-brain, logical, linear thinker that finds peace, confidence, and comfort in knowing specifics and details.  Formulas are meant to be followed.  Recipes specify ingredients for a reason. Deviations … Continue reading Clarifying Confusing Culinary Terms

The Summer I Learned to Read

Friends, Today, January 23rd,  is National Reading Day.  Reading is something many of us take for granted, but after hearing my wife share about her own experience of learning to read English, I asked permission to share her story on my blog.  I hope you find it encouraging as well. ***************************************************************** The Summer I Learned … Continue reading The Summer I Learned to Read

Amen to That!

Apparently, in an effort to be more gender- and deity-inclusive, House Democratic Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri ended the opening prayer of 117th Congress this past Sunday with “Amen and a-woman.” I guess he forgot to say, “a-person.” Was he making a joke?  Nobody is laughing. To make matters even more confusing, Rep. Cleaver is … Continue reading Amen to That!

Safe At Home

A title like “Safe at Home” sounds more like a commentary on life in the midst of the 2020 pandemic.  Not exactly.  Keep reading. It was the bottom of the ninth in the seventh and final game of the 1992 Major League Baseball’s National League Championship Playoff series.  The Atlanta Braves, hoping to return to … Continue reading Safe At Home