Paul Revere’s day job was silversmith. He was very successful. His products were more functional than ornamental, vessels for preparing and serving food and drink. We know his role as a patriot, and he applied his metal working talents to the war effort, during and after the war using the profits from his expanding businessContinue reading “the tarnish R coming!”
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This morning, we had our second homemade batch of this breakfast treat. It was then I knew I had to spread the news to the mountaintops. Yeah, I know I only have my WordPres blog but, hey, Jesus only had 12! Shaksuka is a spicy underside to your eggs that had its origins in TunisiaContinue reading “shaksuka!”
Hyde ‘n’ seek
I first set foot in Hyde Park when I was 14. Mrs. Kitchel had taken Vicksburg High’s Biology Club on a field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry. After horsing around the many exhibits, boarding the U-505 submarine, and descending into the coal mine, it was time to clown for the cameras. SomeContinue reading “Hyde ‘n’ seek”
I’ve been e-mailing my friends the following: I’m dragging Kathy to Dee-troit tonight to see Dylan at the Fillmore (yes, we have one in Detroit). Jakob, that is, with his Wallflowers friends. Hard to think of them as an oldies group, but it’s been over 25 years since I checked “Bringing Down the Horse” outContinue reading “Dylan”
let’s eat home!
Hard to believe as I watch temps plunge into the 40s and snowflakes cast for tomorrow that a week and a half ago we had that warm California sun at our backs as we headed into a week at the beach in La Jolla. Kathy and I fell in love with that place during myContinue reading “let’s eat home!”
drink, drank, drunk
Sure, I’ve liked to drink since age 16, have done it regularly, and maybe stepped it up a bit since COVID like so many others. But when old best friends take notice, and suggest changes, maybe it’s time to pay attention. Eric is almost my size and has a goofy sick sense of humor thatContinue reading “drink, drank, drunk”
South or swamp?
Kathy’s learned to trust my judgement with Ark bookings. While mostly I just sign up for our old faves, now and then I’ll slip in someone I’ve only heard about. Worth taking a flyer. So, it was with last Friday’s Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar. I scrutinize the Ark schedule far in advance so asContinue reading “South or swamp?”
I’ve had the joy recently of reopening a relationship with a dear woman who was nurse to my intern at Barnes over 40 years ago. She was married (still is), and thus one of the few St. Louis skirts I didn’t chase. In a recent text exchange, she mentioned how she didn’t like sports veryContinue reading “sports”
It was my dear late Aunt Dorie (1) who first introduced me to the joys of what we now call mid-century modern furniture (2). Those days, it was called Danish Modern. Aunt Dorie had a few choice teak pieces (now in my living room) and took me to House of Denmark in Troy to seeContinue reading “guldhøj”
new (old) book
Readers of this blog probably appreciate I’m not above giving shameless plugs to my works in other media. I suppose this is another. I suspect I pushed my very first book here 2 years ago, but time has passed and I thought that book needed work, so here it is in its second edition. FirstContinue reading “new (old) book”