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It’s Muffin Time

I love memes.  But since I am a busy enough person that I do not have time to figure out what the hottest new memes are, or the best ones that are worth remembering for a long time [1] are, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pop! The Invention Of Bubble Gum

Pop!  The Invention Of Bubble Gum, by Meghan McCarthy This book manages to serve a few tasks.  For one, it introduces its readers (not all of whom are likely to be young, although many of them will be) to the … Continue reading

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For You Have Struggled With God And With Men, And Have Prevailed

One of my favorite stories of the Bible takes place in Genesis 32:22-32, the wrestling of God with Jacob, which reads as follows:  “And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slow Cooker Dump Dinners

Slow Cooker Dump Dinners:  5-Ingredient Recipes For Meals That (Practically) Cook Themselves, by Jennifer Palmer By and large, I am a fan of food that does not involve a lot of fuss on my part.  Growing up as a kid, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catalan Food

Catalan Food:  Culture & Flavors From The Mediterranean, by Daniel Olivella with Caroline Wright There was something about this book that I found particularly troubling, and that was that while I was looking in this book for a glance at … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Best Of Surinamese Cooking

The Best Of Surinamese Cooking, by Muriel Sam-Sin Hewitt This book is surprisingly poignant, mostly because its introductory page includes a note from the editor that says that the author (who had written this book originally in Dutch) did not … Continue reading

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Hobbling Toward Louisiana

One of the appeals of the little hotel I am staying at is the fact that it was close to a Popeye’s Restaurant.  Americans may think that our beloved Louisiana fried chicken franchise is strictly an American one, but in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fields Without Dreams

Fields Without Dreams:  Defending The Agrarian Idea, by Victor Davis Hanson Despite my mixed feelings about the author’s work, I find that he is rarely if ever more appealing than when he is talking about his life as a farmer.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sugar Snaps And Strawberries

Sugar Snaps And Strawberries: Simple Solutions For Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden, by Andrea Bellamy This book was certain a great deal different than I thought it would be, but it wasn’t different in a bad way.  I thought … Continue reading

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And If Your Friends Jump In There’ll Be More Dead

I managed to spend most of today enjoying a BBQ and a relaxing bit of napping and conversation with some distant and largely unknown relatives at a place that was rather familiar.  The result was generally enjoyable and amusing.  A … Continue reading

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