Broodin’ & Bloggin’


In April of 2014, my beloved poochie was diagnosed with kidney failure. She was about 10 years old. We were never sure about her exact age because she was a rescue dog. Her disease was rated at a level of 1. I asked the vet how one would know when she was more like a level 3 or 4? How does one know when it’s time to intervene and euthanize your pet? She said, “You’ll know.” She was right. On Friday afternoon,...

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Our current administration is barely three months old, yet it feels like three years. Dog years. Recently, we’ve had the employees of a major airline beat up an elderly passenger. We’ve had a feckless and reckless attack on Syria. We’ve had a press secretary deny the Holocaust. What else? Too numerous to itemize. I have liked the convenience of scheduling my posts, sometimes two-three weeks in advance; it depends....

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On November 9, my husband told me my face had the same expression it had when my parents died. So, it’s been about a month since the election and my gazillion new Facebook friends from the “secret” Pantsuit Nation are still in mourning. Many still have this photo of Lady Liberty weeping instead of a personal one. All their panties have been in an uproar and now my feed is filled with indignant shares of questionable...

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Massacres happen; blog plans change.

Massacres happen; blog plans change.


Posted By on Jun 16, 2016

Scheduling your blog posts is a smart idea. I only discovered how to use this lovely WordPress feature recently and it has changed my life for the better. However, you might be about to post something that touches on tragic events. This is the first time I’ve encountered this problem. My next post is cheekily titled “Out of the Closet (blah, blah, blah, a Hobbit recipe)” and was scheduled to post on this week. Then...

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As usual, I’ve spent way too much time brooding about my blog and not actually writing anything in it. All this brooding led me to return to my roots and my original cookbook, which I still love. I felt I don’t blog enough, I don’t have any sort of regular schedule, blah, blah, blah. I’ve been in a funk since David Bowie died. Now I’m not really one to eulogize anyone, especially celebrities I’ve...

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I’m in print; now I’m famous.

I’m in print; now I’m famous.


Posted By on Sep 24, 2015

Not exactly. Well, I hadn’t intended to take a whole four months off for a summer vacation, but there it is. I did. Lest you think I was traveling the world or hanging around in some quiet resort, I will tell you that my summer started in June with a wedding. My younger daughter got married and I was her official wedding planner. I was relieved when she and her fiancé finally asked for help back in March. Fortunately, she was...

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