Welcome to the real world of so many in our society
Hazelnut Meringue Gateau Noisette -
A delight as to taste, lightness, and a charmingly-awkward appearance
Why, NOT What
ABSENT, but Not Forgotten
Muriel the Manatee
Manatees, the unknown mammal of the waterways.
Measurement of Self
Snow skiing can be a Measurement of Self
Ignorance IS NOT Bliss, It IS Dangerous
Rejuvenation: NOW complete
Retiring is about Rejuvenation
The lightest and most moist of brownies - my secret recipe - and severl other goodies -but Just Between Us
Savory or Fruit ..... amazing
Nature vs. Nurture
Jeanette by the age of 10 had already become quite independent.
During and/or After
Which to use: Roux or Beurre Manie?
Location, Location, Location
This posting is one of both Just Thinking and Travel. It deals with a major transition that I went through professionally based upon my particular path of motivation and the location that was clearly instrumental in that transition. Bottom line: Without New Orleans, my professional career would likely have been very different
The Less Known Egypt
I must state first that writing a TRAVEL posting regarding Egypt can be very intimidating given the amount of material starting with the country’s prominent position in ancient history up until the current Middle East’s political and religious mayhem. While it is very easy to simply write about the well-known architectural and geographical attractions of the country (e.g., pyramids, sphinx, the Nile), there is a broad variety of lessor known topics that provide the interstitial matter to construct a meaningful picture of this amazing country.
Reflecting on Refraction
I was on a flight one morning several years ago heading north and sitting at a window in first class on the right side. I look out the window and saw something very similar to this picture. However, unlike in this picture, the plane was positioned more to the left with the first class section directly in the center of the rainbow. Hmmmmmmmm! Two thoughts: 1. Why a circular rainbow?, and 2. Why was my seat in the center?
Villefranche Sur Mer: Without
In this second of 2 TRAVEL postings that focuses on the Cote d’ Azur between Villefranche sur Mer and Monaco, I am providing my continuing thoughts regarding my favorite part of the world in the summer months. The first posting addressed within Villefranche sur Mer, which is just East of Nice. This second posting addresses four villages, aka communes, that reside in the shadows between Villefranche and Monaco, including Beaulieu sur Mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferret, Eze, and Cap-d’Ail.
Villefranche Sur Mer : Within
In this first of 2 sets of Travel notes, I am providing my thoughts regarding my favorite part of the world in the summer months. This first set of travel notes will be solely about the village of Villefranche sur Mer, which is just East of Nice.
Blanc & Jaune
Have you ever tasted the sweet essence of air?
Have you ever felt a refreshing lightness on your tongue that was so delightful, but seemingly without mass or structure?
Have you ever wanted something sweet after a heavy meal, but the dessert choices were too heavy in structure, fat, and/or calories to be comfortable for you at that point?
The Martins are good friends of the Wilsons. Each of these families are quite conservative from the Midwest and consist of the parents and a daughter with the latter having achieved physical maturity. These two young ladies, Carol and Melissa, have been inseparable since their age of 7 when the Wilsons move next to the Martins.