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Why are you so crazy about Torchy’s Tacos? I love that burn. And the food has so much flavor. They are the masters of seasoning. Yeah, but that burn. It’s too hot. Ah, but it releases so many endorphins in … Continue reading
I watched “Cosmos” the first time around, and I’m watching again with Neil DeGrasse Tyson at the helm. It is better than ever and reminds me of that old Joni Mitchell song that says, “We are stardust.” Science gets me … Continue reading
The area of the park where the soccer players meet on Sunday mornings is surrounded by trash receptacles. But on Monday, the weeds, the parking lot, and the playing field are always littered with plastic bottles, fast food sacks, and … Continue reading
Today on Twitter I saw something that said that being a writer means you have homework every day for the rest of your life. Obviously, this is the point of view of a person who isn’t a writer. I’m not … Continue reading
Yesterday the first iris of the season opened up in my garden while light flaky drops of snow fell for a few minutes here in town. The mountain we sit beside was shrouded completely by clouds. When the clouds burned … Continue reading
I love my environmentally friendly, plastic-free, stainless steel coffee press. Makes good coffee, but you do have to deal with coffee grounds floating around in your cup. As a public service, I want to warn you that inhaling coffee grounds … Continue reading
Did you know that there is exactly one museum in the U.S. named in honor of a woman? Yeah. That. It’s the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A good reason to visit Santa Fe, if you happen … Continue reading
Much as his mother tried to make him one, Oscar was never the family’s golden boy. Instead of going to medical school, he bought a sailboat and moved to Belize. No, it was Martina who did everything right – the … Continue reading
I subscribe to A Word A Day and often learn new words. Yesterday the word was chiral, a new word for me. Oddly, I remember when and where I was when I learned certain words as a child. I remember … Continue reading