Birthday Karma Abounded

[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]esterday had some fun birthday karma! Here are just a couple of examples: Elephant Bar Restaurant We had lunch at the Elephant Bar Restaurant on 1225 Willow Pass Rd in Concord, CA 94522. (Yes, we were not in our normal neck of the woods!) First, the food is excellent. Very fresh and healthful. And the decor is fun too! Very… Continue reading

Tender, Flaky Salmon in Crispy Prosciutto — Yum!

Every time I go to Saylor’s restaurant, on Bridgeway Boulevard in Sausalito, they seem genuinely glad to see me and go out of their way to be welcoming. I’ve been eating here regularly for over two years now. Last week, they had a special: Salmon wrapped in crisped strips of prosciutto served with pesto, garlic mashed potatoes, and steamed spinach.… Continue reading

Burly Bakers

On Saturday I walked over a mile to meet the Burly Baker, himself—Bill. From Atlanta, he was in town for the weekend. Bill is actually a computer geek by trade. At lunch he handed me a box of his Brown Butter Cashew Blondies. With a glint in his eyes, he rhapsodized over how they are made and what’s in them.… Continue reading

The Good Ole Days Were “Fabulous”

In the past month I’ve come across two paper products that harken back to the styles of my childhood. Gotta love ’em. I especially liked the drink napkins that mix the old with the new. I don’t know what the names for these visual styles are, but if you do, please share! In the meantime, I wait patiently for ladies’… Continue reading

Special Names for Siblings & Pets

Do you or any of your siblings have special names for the other–I mean, names that can be repeated in public? For example, I’ve mentioned from time to time that I have always called my sister “The Sistoid Unit.” I have no idea why or when I started doing that, it’s just been that way for what seems forever. Amazingly,… Continue reading

I’m a Social Liberal, BUT…

I don’t care about a person’s religious affiliations or lack thereof (as long as they are not trying to force anyone else to live by them). I don’t care about a person’s race or ethnicity, and they can’t really force that on other people. I don’t care about a person’s national origin, eye color, body type, sexual orientation, where they… Continue reading