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  • January Newsletter 2023
    18 Jan 2023
    Happy first month of this brave new year: Let's talk new year resolutions: The old perennial – lose weight. I got an idea here: use only a dessert plate (that's right, dump dinner plates, bring them out only for skinny company), load up dessert plate once, and that's it. Walk thirty minutes 3 days a week and you'll be fit and ready to turn heads in how long? How about six months, if you don't cheat and you don't have a lot of skinny friends to dinner.
  • December Newsletter 2022
    15 Dec 2022
    Merry Christmas One and All: So many of you have posted your Christmas decorations, particularly your trees, on my Facebook page. I'm always astounded at the creativity and uniqueness of what you guys come up with. On another note, those of you who are grieving this year and don't want to even recognize Christmas, please do me a favor: put up a tree, doesn't matter if it's big or small, and string lights. I swear to you every time you pass it, you will smile and the world will seem just a little brighter. And everyone, forget any disagreements with friends or family, put them aside and join together to celebrate this amazing time of year.
  • November Newsletter 2022
    16 Nov 2022
    Happy Thanksgiving: I know most of you will have turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, and all the other goodies plus pumpkin pie for dessert. Moi? Nope, not this year. This blessed beautiful year I'm going to make pasties, our generational family steak pie (with thin sliced potatoes, bite-size steak, celery, onion, in layers) And a brand-new bottle of catsup. Then Black Friday's breakfast will be glorious – cold pasty (with tons of cold catsup). I'm already salivating. If you're a traditionalist, please do not mock me out or give me grief for this culinary aberration.
  • October Newsletter 2022
    21 Oct 2022
    All my Halloween decorations are up and spooky (well, really more cute than spooky). Do you personally go all out, maybe carve a trio of pumpkins, buy your favorite candy believing (truly) you'll save it for the night of the 31st? Sorry, ain't no way that's going to happen and if you get right down to it, who cares? Halloween is all about fun, yours and the little ghosts and witches who knock on your door. (It doesn't hurt to scare the crap out of them too).
  • September Newsletter 2022
    15 Sep 2022
    September 22nd is the 265th day of the Georgian calendar. It is also the autumnal equinox. You have my permission to be the first one to forget these facts after you've told one other person, proving what a trivia pain in the butt you are. (And just what does that make me?)