January 11, 2021

I read a lot of books in 2020, and most of them were pretty good. I trawled through them looking for the ones I got the most out of–either in information or sheer pleasure.  I ended up with, I felt, enough to recommend.  So, I set about putting together a long post detailing all these

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December 25, 2020

What follows is my second favorite Christmas story of all time. My favorite is, of course, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, which I try to read at least once a year. But Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl Buck runs it a close, close second. I love this story so much because I’ve

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December 10, 2020

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS  2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 cups water 1 tablespoon Kosher salt 2 ½ ounces haricot vert, steamed and thinly sliced 4 green onions, trimmed and cut in rings  ¾ cup carrot shreds  1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed and leaves finely chopped 2 heads baby romaine or bibb lettuce, washed and

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November 30, 2020

In case you’re just dropping in after not being on the site for a while, you’ll notice a different look.  I’ve moved the site to a different hosting service and a different theme.  It’s going to take a while for me to update everything here, but all the posts are available.  You may have to

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