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I Had a Dream (Too; MLK is Not Alone)
In the spirit of MLK Day, I too had a dream. Last night in fact.
In my dream, Susan and i own a restaurant. Like many restaurant owners, we're living paycheck to paycheck,... Read more
Story of the Green Cheese Ball
As some of you may recall from having read some of my historic Spark blogs, my Dad was a professional chef before I was born. He had gone to culinary school on the GI Bill after World War II.
Rules: 1st Annual Sparkpeople Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
We've all seen them. We've gotten them. We've given them. Yep; ugly holiday sweaters.
Now we have a better use for them: the 1st Annual SparkPeople Ugly Holiday... Read more
Ick, Yuck and Blech!
Overnight one of my Facebook friends posted that she tried cooking Brussels Sprouts for the first time and that they came out really good. On further research and clicking-thro... Read more
Dicephering Elton John's Lyrics
Ever tried to sing along to Goodbye Yellowbrick Road? Bennie and the Jets? Think you know the words? (without the album liner - that is cheating).
Voyeurism at the Gym
First things first, get your filthy mind out of the gutter. This is not a blog about that. Now that we have a basic understanding of what this blog is not about…
Poster Boy For Spark (Who Knew?)
Rarely do I trouble myself with the boring minutiae of being a member here, like reading Spark Mail. Today, for whatever reason, I happened to read the latest from the propagandists who get paid to be here: how it is beneficial to exercise in ... Read more
Running For President - At Your and My Expense?
Suppose an incumbent governor of a state (that shall remain nameless) harbors presidential aspirations. Hypothetically speaking, of course. Suppose the citizenry of that state elected him to govern the state, not to run for President.
Dear Mr. Keurig:
Dear Mr. Keurig:
We scientists greatly enjoy your fancy, programmable new coffee-making gizmo in our break room at the office. Caffeine now has mixed with our insatiab... Read more
Why Not Track? In a Word...
Why not, in a word? Why not what, I hear you ask. (You’ve read two sentences and have not yet deleted me as a Spark Friend for reasons unknown, so you may as well read on... Read more
Designing the Mathematicallly Perfect Baseball Schedule
Just in case you still had any doubt as to who is the geekiest person on your Spark Friend feed (and this has nothing to do with Spark. Machevellian weight loss and fitne... Read more
Workout Music in the 21st Century ("A Horse is a Horse...")
You knew that sooner or later this day would come. Over nine months of radio silence is over, as not unlike Mr. Ed, I have something to say. Today's blog-worthy topic is... Read more
Autopilot Behind the Wheel of the Caravan
You knew this day was coming,. It is here. And you will be just fine.
The ladies who sit in the front row of the Caravan - I call them collectively the Sisterhood - and they know full well who they are - worry about me. They think I nee... Read more
Dating Rejection Deja vu - The Next Generation
As I close my failed experiment with blogging here (yes, ECOAGE, yet another farewell), I've reflected back on the odd, humorous, pointless and occasionally poignant missives with which I may have wasted your time. One of my most heartfelt was ... Read more
Darmok - Or All the Calories She Had Had Had Had
With just a few days to go until the no-blogging resolution takes hold, nothing like going out with a bang, huh?
The most thought-provoking and conversation-elucidating Star Trek episode all time, by far, was a story from Season Five of "Th... Read more
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