Just my Thoughts · Recipes


The time of year has come where everyone’s garden is overrun with zucchini and other summer squash.  Below are some of my favorite zucchini recipes. Zucchini Brownies ½ cup vegetable oil 1 ½ cups white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda 1… Continue reading Zucchini

Just my Thoughts · Politics

Empty Senate Seats

This has been the year for under-representation in the US Senate.  As you may recall from your American history class, the legislative part of the United States government is made up of two house – the House of Representatives where the representation is dependent on state population and the Senate where representation is two per… Continue reading Empty Senate Seats

Book Reviews · Just my Thoughts

Admission – Book Review

I was taken with the need to read this book the first time I glanced at a review of it in “More” magazine’s March or April issue.  Then, strangely enough, a friend recommended this book to me in June.  I went back to the original review – yes, I keep tear outs from magazines when I… Continue reading Admission – Book Review

Just my Thoughts · Politics

Carly Fiorina vs Barbara Boxer

The last I had heard of Carly Fiorina she was an economic advisor to Republican presidential candidate, Senator John McCain (R-AZ).  Highly intelligent, Fiorina was unfortunately also very truthful on the campaign trail.  Her fatal political flaw, as it may be, surfaced when she indicated she didn’t feel either candidate for president was qualified to… Continue reading Carly Fiorina vs Barbara Boxer

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Deer Management, Open Government & Cayuga Heights

I spent a good bit of time in college studying wildlife management.  I do understand the deer herds need to be managed in areas of population.  Cayuga Heights, NY is wrestling with a deer population that is making those in the village unhappy for any number of reasons.  With expanding development, deer all across NY… Continue reading Deer Management, Open Government & Cayuga Heights

Just my Thoughts · Politics

Public Commentary at Dissolution Meeting

Early this week when I synopsized the public meeting regarding Johnson City, New Yori dissolution, I said I would do a second entry that dealt with the public comment period.  I am not sure about the 40 plus who signed in to comment but I was expecting a give and take between the commentors and… Continue reading Public Commentary at Dissolution Meeting

Book Reviews · Just my Thoughts

The Momnificent! Life – A Book Review

When I first received a copy of The Momnificent! Life:  Healthy and Balanced Living for Busy Moms –  ISBN 978-0-9743832-4-8, I figured it would be impossible to get through.  The book is long, over 300 pages prior to the reading lists.  Lori Radun, a certified life coach, explains the dips and hills of parenting. Lori… Continue reading The Momnificent! Life – A Book Review

Just my Thoughts · Politics

Johnson City, NY Dissolution

I have never heard of this particular tactic before – dissolving a village.  It must be more common than I think, though, as there are state laws that govern what must be done to do so. There was a petition started in the area for residents of the Village of Johnson City.  The petition was… Continue reading Johnson City, NY Dissolution

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Seldom Just an Entry on Cupid.com

I posted this at Cupid.com today. Okay, so I admit my main blog is at wordpress. I blog almost daily – well, it averages out to almost daily. Take today for instance, I wrote out long hand several entries as I sat outside. I will get them online tomorrow. What is it a person looks… Continue reading Seldom Just an Entry on Cupid.com