Stripes, Shadows, Light

“I asked the Zebra, are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes? And the zebra asked me, Are you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits?” ~Shel Silverstein~ “Your identity is like your shadow: not always visible and yet always present.” ~Fausto Cercignani~ “I’ve earned my stripes; I don’t need to prove myself to anyone.” ~Stacey Dooley~ “The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.” ~Gregory Maguire~ “WeRead more

Smoky Goodness

I’m revisiting a very savory subject matter and a bacon post from 2014. Natasha and I used to have a hearty appetite for the flat, crispy strips of pork. We would drive over an hour north to buy the good stuff on sale, as if we were rendezvousing with a nefarious swine dealer. But then our eating habits changed in the name of better health and we both cut back on red meats. Fast forward to April 4, 2020. NatashaRead more

I Came. I Saw. I READ.

Originally posted on The Accidental Cootchie Mama:
I read an article in the Washington Post recently.¬†Reading Is Different Online Than Off.¬†Seriously. Click on the link. I’ll wait. Okay. Now that you’re back, let’s discuss. Because I’m alarmed at the number of people who’ve said things like this to me lately: Your book is the first book I’ve read in, like, FOREVER. I feel guilty when I take time to read. It’s like I’m not really DOING anything. My crazy life……if…

Habits Breed Familiarity

  Same is it ever was… Ten years ago, living on a different side of town, I used to frequent a gas station most every weekday morning. This familiar place served the best coffee around, a morning copy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel¬†(loved their sports and food sections), and a sweet treat. I would pick out a cranberry nut muffin or a nut-topped, persian donut with butter cream frosting. The latter was almost irresistible. Every morning, Kwik Trip was homeRead more