Straight Out of Central Casting

This is my first post in a newly created category made especially for these very unusual times: QuaranTim. Steve and I are now living in self-quarantine. With one exception, we are only going out for essentials. That exception: we take walks in the neighborhood to avoid cabin fever. Our neighborhood has always been a walking neighborhood. Many people walk their… Continue reading

The House after Running It through the Blander

As I’ve mentioned before, we sanitized the house for sale. By that I mean we removed almost everything of color. (Even books that had color in their bindings!) We removed all clutter. We removed everything that could possible distract the eye from seeing what we are selling: the house itself. (We’re throwing the yard in as a bonus parting gift… Continue reading

The Missing Clock

We are all such creatures of habit. Some habits are really good habits that help us be more efficient by doing routine things quickly without much thought. Some habits are self-defeating. An example of a bad habit I’m trying to break: touching my face. The coronavirus scare has made me aware of how much I touch my face, rub my… Continue reading

Vegan Dishes

Several months ago I began eating a lot more vegan dishes, and I have to declare, I was pleasantly surprised at how delish these dishes can be. My worry was that they would be bland and leave me hungry. Nothing could have been further from the truth! I’ve become a huge fan of cauliflower. Well, I’ve always liked it, but… Continue reading

Let’s Think about This for a Moment…

So the world’s population is roughly 8,000,000,000 people. Let’s just say that 500,000 people have the Corona Virus (COVID-19). (Keep in mind that I have not seen any statistics that would even suggest that 25% of that many people have the virus.) That means that .000625 percent of the world’s population have the virus–an infinitesimally small fraction of 1%. Yet… Continue reading