The storm warning had occurred as I stood at the grill. While I do have a weather radio, it is seldom on so I rely pm the computer to tell me of impending weather. As I walked in the house to get a platter for the grilled goodies, Dan yelled from the living room. There… Continue reading Storm Rolling In
In the two year primary and general election season that was the 2008 presidential election, health care was a hot topic. Then, the economy started to tank and people were talking less about health care but the health care industry was still a mess. Tonight, President Obama took his health insurance reform to the American… Continue reading Health Care Reform and President Obama
I am not sure if this has been around in previous administrations but I am going to praise the Obama White House. I am sitting here at 8:13 p.m. on a Tuesday night and have just seen Alison Krauss and Union Station perform in the East Room of the White House. Currently, Charley Pride is… Continue reading The “New” White House
The past ten days I have been back to my hometown more than I had in the past 15 years, since my grandmother’s death. It has been heartwarming to be somewhere familiar, but not familiar, as all small towns change. Last Thursday night, I went down to go to dinner with friends. We were scheduled… Continue reading Thoughts on a Trip Home
I have always loved sweet potatoes. Now, I have a new love – sweet potato fries – and I really love them at Tioga Trails Cafe. I ordered an appetizer of sweet potato fries, served with sour cream while waiting for friends for dinner last week. I was having a blast writing pieces while I… Continue reading Sweet Potato Fries
I went to a bridal shower today. First off, I cannot believe I am old enough that my daughter’s friends are getting married. Yet, they are. Second, I never realized how much a draw the Treadway Inn in Owego is as I grew up there. Yet, it is. The bridesmaids put together six themed gift… Continue reading Bridal Shower
We all have a place we call home. In most cases, this is a building – a house, with loved ones in it. Last night, I went home – to a town that I grew up in and one that I seldom, though living near, visit. I don’t think I realized the connection until I… Continue reading A Visit Home
I have been trying, with little success, to hold my own little news blackout this summer. Summers, for those of you who don’t know, in upstate New York tend to be short so I want to get out and enjoy this one as much as I can. Unfortunately, the Senate is holding confirmation hearings on… Continue reading Sotomayor and the Senate Circus
I grew up in a small town in upstate New York. Despite having the largest graduating class my high school had ever, or still has ever, seen, there was little diversity in it. The biggest diversity was probably between those who lived in town and those who lived on farms or those who lived in… Continue reading Happy Birthday, NAACP!
A couple years back, I had a share in a CSA – Community Support Agriculture – which I loved. You can find entries on it by searching CSA here at my blog. It was a one year experience which I am still trying to repeat. I seem to have issues finding another farm that wanted… Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?