Jail Bird

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Welcome to the real world of so many in our society

Hazelnut Meringue Gateau Noisette -

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

A delight as to taste, lightness, and a charmingly-awkward appearance

Why, NOT What

Monday, August 2nd, 2021


Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

ABSENT, but Not Forgotten

Muriel the Manatee

Friday, May 28th, 2021

Manatees, the unknown mammal of the waterways.

Darwinism 2021

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

Measurement of Self

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Snow skiing can be a Measurement of Self

Ignorance IS NOT Bliss, It IS Dangerous

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Rejuvenation: NOW complete

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Retiring is about Rejuvenation

Sweet Justfication

Monday, January 4th, 2021

The lightest and most moist of brownies - my secret recipe - and severl other goodies -but Just Between Us

Glorious Galette

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Savory or Fruit ..... amazing

Nature vs. Nurture

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021

Jeanette by the age of 10 had already become quite independent.

During and/or After

Friday, January 1st, 2021

Which to use: Roux or Beurre Manie?


Location, Location, Location

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

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

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

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

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

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

Monday, October 12th, 2020

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

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

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

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

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?

Fantasies Explored

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

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.