September 15

Friday, September 15, 2017 6 No tags Permalink 0

I will love the light for it shows me the way,  yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino September 15 is the anniversary of the death of my brother, Michael. It has been 8 years since we lost him. 8 years is a long time and so much happens in ...

Orange Appeal the cookbook

“Lives there one with taste so dead, who never to ‘hisself’ hath said, I can’t bear to suck an orange?” and answered, “Guess not!” - Chicago Daily Democratic Press February 18, 1854 (quote from Waverly Roots’ Eating in America)   Moroccan-Spiced Orange Slices in Orange Blossom Water   Citrus season, that lovely, graceful Florida season sandwiched somewhere between the last of the ...

Clams in White Wine

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. - Benjamin Franklin The rattle of cars across the gravel of the courtyard below floats through the windows on the breeze like the distant roar of ocean waves. The shade washes over me, soothing, cooling, the shutters pulled closed against the searing heat. Voices on the street, the distant ...

Father’s Day

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I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. ― Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum My father taught me to use a slide rule. My father taught me the patience, the passion, the precision, the pleasure that goes ...

Renovations

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An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. - James Whistler Suddenly it's light at 6:30 am when I skitter out, arms wrapped around myself to ward off the chill, tiptoeing so as not to make too much noise as I crunch across the gravel, to open the front gate of the ...