A Day To Reflect

I appreciate opportunities to reflect. To reflect on where we've been, how far we've come, and where we want to go. Today, the day set aside to honor the work and vision of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. is a day that lends itself well to reflection....more

What You Need to Know About Winter in the Upper Midwest

So you've moved from a warmer part of the world (somewhere positively balmy in comparison, like Ohio). Congratulations! Before we send you on your way, though, let us give you just a little advice about our winters...The first thing you need to know is that...  and, you're expecting the next gif, but it's still true...  ...more
Denise Thank you! I'm so glad that it brightened your day! The cold has been really tough for a ...more

Amaretto Almond Delight Cake


Admitting What I Think: About the Police, Eric Garner, and, Yes, Michael Brown

I spend a lot of time worrying about whether I should say what I want to. I spend a lot of time concerned with how other people will react. I don’t want to upset people, partially because I know what that feels like and, partially, because I am sometimes afraid of whether or not other people will react in an aggressive or hurtful way. ...more

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? -- Who guards the guards themselves?...more

Booze Baking: Mocha Rum Brownies


After Ferguson: We Are All Here

Better writers than me will discuss the events in Ferguson. They will be able to articulate things that I cannot. I only know a handful of things: Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons...more
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Purse Cookies

Once again, the day is saved thanks to... Purse Cookies! ...more

An Overview of My Infertility

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