Zen (and Rage), As the Pipe Wrench Turns

You'd think that after almost 9 years of this, I'd be used to the aggravations that are just a part of the price of admission when you're remodeling something. And for the most part, I think I really am: I can deal with the dust, and the crazily loud and 4.5 on-the-richter-scale vibrations of the … Continue reading Zen (and Rage), As the Pipe Wrench Turns

Parenting the Parents, Part II. Getting the Ball Rolling.

Ah, the family meeting. We had to get this started somehow. We broached the subject of my parents moving someplace closer to either my sister (up in VT) or me. I acknowledged that they probably weren’t feeling ready yet, but what was “ready” going to look like? When one of them took a header down … Continue reading Parenting the Parents, Part II. Getting the Ball Rolling.

A “Food Friday” Foundation

There’s a lot of passion in me for food, and not just because I love to eat, and to cook (especially when I can share what I’ve created with people I care about – ask my neighbors!). For a very ironic reason I won’t go into here, about 15 years ago or so, something happened … Continue reading A “Food Friday” Foundation