Feeling for the downtrodden and bullied has always been part of my personality. From the kid no one wanted to play with, to the girl with the undeserved reputation, to groups of people held down through no fault of their own. The last few days I’ve been feeling for Ukraine and its people. It and… Continue reading To Stand Alone
Month: February 2022
I Stand With Ukraine
With the world on the brink of war, it just didn’t feel right to write about food as if nothing is wrong in Europe.
You Know It’s a Good Conference When…
Not all conferences are of the same ilk. Some have you leave on Cloud Nine with so many ideas and strategies to implement right away. Others are such that it is hard to find something redeeming. Almost all I’ve been able to walk away from with at least thing I can use. The ESEA Conference… Continue reading You Know It’s a Good Conference When…
A video was shown during one of the keynotes at the ESEA conference I attended this past week. The video was about how a little girl of seven was treated by how she presented herself. In the first experiment, the little girl was nicely dressed, clean, and presentable. She stood in a very visible public… Continue reading The Ignored
Cooking Class in the French Quarter
Yes, I know, I’m a day late. Sorry about that. I’m traveling for work, so a little busier plus a time change. And, also because I had the opportunity to attend a cooking class at the New Orlean’s School of Cooking. One of those things one takes advantage of when it arises. When I knew… Continue reading Cooking Class in the French Quarter
Long Day of Travel
Short post as it has been a long day of travel. Got to airport around 6 for flight at 8:00AM. Boarded and on time. Then went down hill from there. Needed de-iced. While that was happening, something odd happened with check oil light and they couldn’t get it back on. We had to go back… Continue reading Long Day of Travel
Can’t Believe Where I Am
So… Remember when I wrote about it being the end of an era with marching band a few months ago? Well, that has turned out to be only half true. Over the last three years our youngest has shown no interest in indoor winter marching. It appeared at first this would be the case again… Continue reading Can’t Believe Where I Am
Heart Day Is Coming
I’m not saying anything you don’t already know. I have a lot of kitchen gadgets and pans. If I’m in a kitchen store of any sort, I usually leave with something new. It just is how it is. Mind you, some of these must have gadgets don’t get used for a while. It may be… Continue reading Heart Day Is Coming
May I Have A Winning Lotto Ticket Please?
Growing up, people around me were often saying, “I wish I’d been more rich instead of good-looking!” As a young person, there were a few where I looked at them and wondered what made them think they were good-looking, not knowing any better. As I got older, and began to realize we were poor, that… Continue reading May I Have A Winning Lotto Ticket Please?
Legitimate Political Discourse
This is how the Republican Party is describing and showing their approval of the January 6th Insurrection, “Legitimate Political Discourse.” A major political party is siding with those who staged an insurrection, those who stormed the Capitol, those who were attempting a coup. What the Republican Party has said is it is okay to vandalize… Continue reading Legitimate Political Discourse