A new set of friends…

Found some folks who: A. are under 65.B. are oblivious to COVID-19.  C. don’t catch me stacking the deck.  D. resent the use of the word ‘kitty’.  E. prefer the phrase ‘poker paws’ to ‘poker hands’.F. don’t notice their winnings have vanished after my hourly ‘Squirrel!’ call.

I should be writing. Instead…bread pudding.

Sweet potato bread pudding, to be specific, inspired by an episode of George Hirsch Lifestyle I had leftover monkey bread/pull apart from a local bakery–the parts lacking anything resembling sweet, syrupy, or nutty [i.e. the dry stuff that should have been drenched, but wasn’t. Okay, so I’m a hard-nose when Read more…

I should be writing. Instead…mini-pies.

Yep, not getting out much over the last week, so… Substituted one cup of almond flour. [2:1 ratio–all-purpose:almond.] It added a nice [no surprise] nuttiness and richness to the crust. I’d do it again. Filling: caramel-dried cranberry-pecan-apple. Topping: a basic streusel I threw together [flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon] Caramel: Read more…

Not writing? Stop the fingerpointing.

My last post dealt with blaming others for my not writing. Hey, whatever gets me generating text…» But on a more serious note, I ran across Steven Kotler, who has a popular course called Flow for Writers. So I looked further into the topic and ran across this informative interview. Compare Read more…

Not writing? I’ll blame anybody.

I directed one of my morning pages blaming others for my not writing. Sooo satisfying… For starters, I blamed Hilary Mantel, who said, “If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, , draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you Read more…