Monthly Archives: March 2013


Easter Sunday Wanderings

“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men” as John Steinbeck wrote. Despite my best laid plans, I am finding myself alone on this Easter Sunday and also despite my best efforts, feeling lonely and a bit sorry for myself. I hate feeling that way. In an effort to get out of this funk, I decided to […]



Yes, I know… on this evening before Easter Sunday, you would think I would come up with a suitable blog on Resurrection, all things Holy, etc. Instead, I am talking about Pizza. According to a Wikipedia article about Pizza however, there is a reference to Easter! The term “pizza” first appeared “in a Latin text from the southern Italian […]



Rummaged through the ‘fridge this morning looking for traces of leftovers to make brunch ….   hmm  mushrooms, eggs, radishes, carrots, scallions, bacon, sour cream, mustard … pondered a moment how I would throw all of those together. Here’s what I came up! Sauteed the ‘shrooms in butter and sea salt and deglazed the pan with some cream sherry …. oh yum! […]

This mornings view from the Tree House

Winter anyone? – Elka has been out to play in the fresh snow, birds are happy with the feeders being re-filled and instead of having First Coffee, I’m going back to bed!         No plans for the day, which is a great feeling – will head out with the camera later and […]


Creeps up on ‘ya.

Strange title for a blog post, right? I usually don’t give a lot of thought to the title of each blog post. Similar to when I am writing poetry or creating an on-line photo album, I go with the first thing that pops into my head. At times it seems like it doesn’t even come from me but comes from outside of me ….. […]


Playing with Knives

No, I have not joined the circus (well, not yet anyway) and still have 10 fingers. Since spring still hasn’t decided to show up yet, although it did get above 40 degrees today, I decided to pretty much spend the entire day in the kitchen preparing food.   However, before getting started, I had to take Elka out for […]


Cultivating Randomness

Merriam Webster definition of cultivating – “to foster the growth of” Merriam Webster definition of randomness – ” lacking a definite plan, purpose, or pattern” Driving back from a meeting this morning, I cultivated randomness. I found myself asking, “how does one foster the growth of something that lacks a purpose”? …. aren’t those two things […]



Confession: While I am sure that most of you know what “thrifting” is, I must admit that I had no clue what this was until recently when The Artist exposed me to the joy and adventure of thrifting.Crazy, I know, right? Wikipedia has this to say: “A larger philosophy permeates the act of thrifting which celebrates the recycling of formerly-owned items, finding […]


Tonight’s View from the Tree House

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit”. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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