Monthly Archives: December 2016

Conversations with a stranger

This is my new favorite song, heard during the credits of a Horace and Pete episode, sung by Dion (of Runaround Sue and Abraham, Martin and John fame) and Paul Simon. If you receive this post as a Word Press … Continue reading

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Voices of Christmas Past: Eggnog Pie

I tolerate two days and enjoy two hours of Christmas music. Today I have been listening to “Santa FM” on the radio and have reached my limit. I notice that most of the good songs are sung by dead singers: … Continue reading

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The beginnings of a cook: Country-style spare ribs, Lemon cake pudding

If you are a subscriber and receive this post from Word Press, click on the post title to watch the video below. What’s for dinner? At 6:00 in our 1950s small-town, Midwestern kitchen, three girls and a Dad sat around … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara from home: One pot pasta

The week before we left Santa Barbara I planned to spend one more day downtown visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Then the Sweetie said, “Are you going to the Santa Barbara County Courthouse? I hear it’s spectacular.” … Continue reading

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Eugene: save a tree, hug a hippie: Yumm bowl, Yumm sauce

If you receive this blog via your email, click on the post title to listen to the Grateful Dead and Sugar Magnolia. The Dead “Before we settle down to a rainy Puget Sound winter, how’s about a drive to Eugene?” … Continue reading

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