So a big thanks to Mum for providing inspiration for this post! During our nightly phone chat, she mentioned she was enjoying a dessert of bread pudding – which happened to send my thoughts off on a grand journey across the seas to Ireland! Funny how our senses can tie us so strongly to a […]

  So a drawback of having more time on my hands is it’s been harder to put off household chores…  I’ve addressed this though by retreating to the ol’ galaxy far, far away and catching up with The Mandalorian – which turned out to be an incredibly moving trip! (SPOILERS ahead for The Mandalorian and […]

New Year’s greetings to all! Channeling a pretty moment and memory to start 2021 off right!  Granted, this will be a cautious and careful start for me. The COVID situation here in LA is currently very serious – and the road to normalcy still stretches on quite a ways. But even as dining options remain […]

Yes folks – it’s that time again where I humbly offer another year end wrap-up in the poetic stylings of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”! Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin! ‘Twas a year to remember, that’s quite the safe bet! But largely a year I should like to forget. This annum could have […]

November is the month in which we in the US set aside the 11th to honor our veterans of war. And if the sports year were going as it should, the red poppies in Canadian hockey announcers’ lapels would be reminding me that our northern neighbors are among the countries that observe Remembrance Day at the same […]

Personal growth isn’t always a pretty process for me. Nope. I’m gonna reach back several decades anyway though and share a messy – but marvelous – teachable moment from a visit to Scotland! Okay so back at the end of my college days, I was lucky to get to spend a summer backpacking around Europe […]

“Where were you in ‘62?” That’s what movie posters for the 1973 classic American Graffiti asked back in the day. Easy answer for me: wasn’t around yet, but love the film! Here we are in 2020 (because we have to be…) and, as our Constitution requires every ten years, we in the US are getting […]

We’ve probably all been establishing new habits in these Covidian times, right? I sure have – but I’ve also noticed one long-standing habit has all but disappeared. I don’t check my calendar each morning anymore. Because my schedule – is – open. I do still flip over the wall calendar page every month just to […]

Summertime greetings! Okay, so I’m deciding right here to make this my final post that features a view from my window! I mean, I’m hoping three prior squirrel-related posts wasn’t already excessive. And Dorothy’s sentiment in the Wizard of Oz movie is nice and everything – but I’ve now had three months to look for […]

Greetings again from me and my now longtime squirrel-buds! As the world gradually reopens out there (with mixed results here in the States…), I’m still pretty much sticking to home. No, not because of my gray roots. Okay, not only because of my gray roots. I think this squirrel and I both just prefer to […]