On Blossoms

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. ~William Wordsworth

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Empty

Harry Chapin’s music fans will always remember him for his hits “Taxi,” “WOLD,” “Cat’s In the Cradle,” “Sequel,” and hundreds of other songs. Others will remember him for co founding Why Hunger, (formerly… Continue reading

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Dad’s Refrigerator Bran Muffins

On a visit to my parents last week, I discovered these amazing Bran Muffins that my 86 year old Dad has been making recently.  He’s always cooking something special, making homemade jams from… Continue reading

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Perfect Poached Eggs

A photographer friend of mine, Jason Joseph, shared this recipe for a fast, easy, nutritious, DELICIOUS breakfast. I tried it this morning, and will most definitely make this a recurring meal on my… Continue reading

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Respect Your Elders

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and… Continue reading

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Discovery

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. ~Alan Alda

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Brunswick Chicken and Pork Stew

Brunswick Stew 4 oz. Salt Pork, diced 2-3 lbs. shredded chicken parts 8 cups water 3 russet potatoes, diced 3 small or 2 large Vidalia onions, chopped 2 large Garlic cloves, minced 28… Continue reading

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Collard Greens

2 ounces of Salt Pork, sliced 2 large Vidalia Onions, chopped 8 small Garlic Cloves, minced 1 Large Mess of Collard Greens (I use an entire ripe plant) 3 quarts Chicken broth or… Continue reading

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Hold On

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. ~Audrey Hepburn

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Shadows

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On Civil Liberties…

“The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest… Continue reading

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Florida Low Country Shrimp Boil

Here’s what I consider the best Florida Low Country Boil ….I stick with this recipe, and it’s awesome every time. About 10-12 small red skinned potatoes 6 ears of corn Water to Cover… Continue reading

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The Boogeyman

Ex-Cop and Accused Wife Killer, Drew Peterson   I was petrified of “the Boogeyman” as a kid. I slept with the lights on, the dust ruffle concealing the hardwood floor beneath my bed,… Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

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Together

Earlier this year, on a cold day in late January, I received a call from a Telemetry Unit Nurse who works at the Southern Illinois hospital where I trained to become an R.N.… Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

“My life is like a stroll on the beach…as near to the edge as I can go.”   ~Henry David Thoreau “I am you; you are ME. You are the waves; I am the… Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

Indecision or Nonconformist? Even Toes can Rebel!

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Masks

Your masks are many and obscure all that is within you from most. Only those who have loved you for who you are, in both flesh and heart, or sense the shape of… Continue reading

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The Day an Empty Chair Ruled the Internet

Originally posted on Midlife Crisis Crossover!:
Behold the face of America’s newest sensation. LOLcats, Kardashians, and the horrors of something calling itself “Honey Boo Boo” all took a back seat to the poor,…

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cake, by Hans the Drummer!

I have a wonderfully vast variety of friends…no matter what walks of life they come from, we all have one thing in common.  We Eat.  We love our food.  And, when we’re lucky… Continue reading

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