Written for another blog in December of 2019 but preserved here. Somewhere in this house, there remains a photo of the “Gingerbread House”, but I cannot find it. It was a spectacular creation. As an annual tradition, all the hotels in New Orleans had a pastry chef competition for the best gingerbread house. I entered … Continue reading 20191201: The Gingerbread House
Originally posted for another blog in December of 2019, but preserved here. People are nicer during Christmas. Strangers hold a door open a little longer, we give of ourselves a little more freely. We more kind to each other. Even poorly mannered children say “Please” and “Thank you” because Santa is watching. I wish it … Continue reading 20191221: Christmas Spirit
Originally posted in December of 2019 for another blog. Preserved the essay here. This is a good story about community spirit, appropriate for our Christmas season at Q Tree. Curl up with a hot coffee and join me. Because we have a B&B, our annual holidays are little different than most families. Years and years … Continue reading 20191222: Christmas Greens – Hanging the Boughs of Holly and Evergreen
Originally posted for another blog in December of 2019. Copied here to preserve the work. Along with the preparation of Thanksgiving nibbles, last minute business, unexpected visitors, I read today where Dep had major power outage. In the background, we see “bomb cyclones”, two of them, working their way across the states. Hope you guys … Continue reading 20191224: Holiday Travels ~ Can Bring Out the Best In People
Originally written for another blog in December of 2019. Copied here to preserve work. Food for thought………. We’re all still reeling from the machete Hanukkah attack in Monsey, NY, and the shooting attack at White Settlement, TX. Fortunately, most of us will never understand why it’s a problem for Americans to worship as they choose. … Continue reading 20191230: A Way for the Left and Right to Unite in America!
Originally written for a different blog in November of 2019 copied here to preserve work. John McCain, Glen Simpson, Mary Jacoby, Oleg Deripaska, Stefan Halper, The FBI (same guys), State Dept (same guys), Paul Manafort, Rick Davis, Putin, Viktor Yanukovych, ….. a Rothschild from London, and all the same players from Russia/Ukraine. Does it sound … Continue reading 20191112: Ukraine: Same Scandal, Different Decade
Originally posted for another blog in November of 2019, copied here to preserve work. Marie Yovanovich lied. Marie Yovanovich DID HAVE a Do Not Prosecute List ~ Just not on paper. We’re being lied to by our media. Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, did NOT retract a statement about Yovanovich “She had a Do Not … Continue reading 20191115: Marie is a Dirty Bird.
Originally written for another blog in November of 2019. Copied here to preserve work. Wheatie’s pies reminded us it is time for the annual Thanksgiving Recipe Thread. Please add your favorites and drop a few stories in from your favorite holiday get-togethers. My Mother’s mother had a saying, “May I always have more guests, than … Continue reading 20191121: Thanksgiving Recipe Thread
Originally written for another blog in November of 2019. Copied here to preserve work. Amazing to compare the sentiment in Hong Kong one year later. Freedom is easy……. when it’s not in danger. A challenge to freedom, awakens a sleeping giant. The results of the Hong Kong Elections, after 6 months of protests, are a … Continue reading 20191125: Hong Kong Elections
Originally written for another blog in November, 2019. Copied here to preserve work. Ever had a recipe that didn’t quite turn out like you planned? Hehe, I have. Recipe Failures are a favorite topic in our house. As a young broker, I learned to cook out of necessity. Couldn’t afford swanky dinners on my credit … Continue reading 20191130: Recipe Failures