I remember my Granny making biscuits every morning at her house. I don’t recall the recipe, but I remember helping her when I was a kid. Actually, there probably wasn’t a “recipe” because she just knew how much was enough. A couple of scoops of flour, some buttermilk, some bacon grease, some Crisco, mix it
So many of our traditions are being shattered during this Great Time Out. There’s been no first day of baseball season. March Madness took on a whole new meaning. And I’m sure somewhere, in a lab near Augusta, scientists are feverishly working on how to make dogwoods and azaleas bloom in November. For Christians, Easter
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” None of us could have planned this six months ago. If we had tried, we would have been disregarded as alarmists at best, and conspiracy theorists at worst. And yet, here we are. We remain trapped in the present. Many of our past plans
PSA: Days of the week don’t matter at the moment, and I’m going to spend some of my time (and this platform) sharing a bit more non-political content than usual that we normally save for weekends. When I started this public version of my cooking journey with a battle over pork tenderloin recipes, I got
Yes, I’m aware it’s only Saturday. (It’s Saturday, right? RIGHT?!?) Had a celebration of one this evening. Going to try to get an actual Sunday reader together for the reason on that tomorrow. But since we’re all really trying to keep our minds off current events and/or not trying to go stir crazy in the
Yes, this is normally a political blog, and yes, it is still election season. A pandemic has forced upon many of us the Great Time Out, and many of us are taking a break from our regular routines whether we want to or not. For those who are “essential” in this crisis: Bless you for
I like to cook. In fact, I’m a really good cook if I do say so myself. I don’t really have a “go to” recipe that I cook all the time, but I do have a “go to” piece of hardware. Well, really, two pieces of hardware: my 9-inch and 10-inch Lodge cast iron skillets.
“Who needs public libraries? You can get most of that information online.” I used to think that. It’s really easy to get into that line of thinking. The Internet has helped lead the way in the “democratization of knowledge”. You can find a lot of stuff online from scholarly articles that describe new scientific breakthroughs
In 2011, Caroline was a staffer for Johnny Isakson when she first got sick. She had just ended a 4 year relationship that she had expected to become marriage, not a return to single life. After a month of strange physical ailments and trips between Atlanta and DC things took a turn for the worst.
Golf is one of those things that has a generational pull. Growing up in Cleveland in the early 1960s, I remember trips to my grandparents house, two hours away in New London Ohio. Frequently, these visits would involve a trip to the golf course, where dad, his two brothers, and my grandfather would engage in