This is a Little Cheesy

My brother came to visit for Mother’s Day weekend. This was two and a half days filled with mom time, eating, running here, eating, more mom time, running there, eating, shopping, eating, taking mom out to…eat. Yeah, lots of foodstuffs touched my lips, but the head cold I was sporting was unimpressed with attempts at gluttony. By the time Saturday evening rolled around, I could not make myself order the  delicious jaeger schnitzel at Stone Cellar Brew Pub, which isRead more

Letting Go

It’s that time of year when Natasha and I switch out our winter wardrobe for the summer wardrobe. It’s also a time of purging and donating apparel that continue to hang in the closet, year after year, because “some day I might wear this.” The sweatshirt you see was given to me on my 40th birthday by a lovely group of friends and co-workers. They surprised me with a birthday party and this gift. The memory of its acquisition and theRead more

Why Didn’t They Win?

I went for a walk in the snow, to clear the mind and throw out the recycling. I said goodbye to football and hello to another winter’s week. Why didn’t they win the game? I went for a walk in the snow, the sound of distant cars muffled by a hat of green and gold, the wet flakes moistening flesh and fabric. What am I doing out here? I went for a walk in the snow, the pavement a swirlRead more

And so it starts…

Red came over early in the week to decorate the tree. This year’s theme: Elegant black and gold. It is spectacularly beautiful, far more than photographs can relay. The remainder of the festive decorations are up, including a gathering of Santas and two flamingos on the patio – colored green and gold and numbered 12 and 52. Go Pack Go! Thursday, was Feed-Your-Face Day or Thanksgiving. I eat like it’s my last meal – turkey, stuffing, mashed taters, green bean casserole,Read more

Please Stay

If haiku is the sashimi of poetry, tanka is its heartier hand roll cousin. Summer, why leave us? You take the long days with you The warmth seeps away We shall miss your smiling skies Please stay, for just one more month It’s football season Summer is waving good-bye The pigskin is tossed A wave breaks across the fans Green and gold color the field Summer is now gone Frost covers the browning grass Pumpkin patches rule The holidays standRead more