A Soft Boiled Egg

soft boiled egg

Many ways I’m sure there are many different ways to make soft-boiled eggs, but this is the way I do it. Wait until the water is boiling, then drop the egg(s) into the boiling water. I let the water continue to boil at a little more than a simmer, and I keep a lid on the kettle. You don’t need to do it the way I do it, and your eggs will probably get done … Read more

A Different Kind of Romance

Romance! Today is Valentine’s Day. For some people, it’s a happy day. For others, it is not. Cards, flowers, and chocolate do not make this a special day. What is special about this day is that we celebrate love between those we know well. For those who are married, this day can put pressure on “doing” instead of being. Today, I celebrate love that is there 365 days a year. I wrote and published this … Read more

A Wall or a Bridge?

The signs are gone and the trees are much larger now. The line of trees makes its own barricade – a wall of its own. I drive by this place almost every day, and I still wonder about that wall of trees. The signs How I missed those signs those first few days is beyond me. Maybe they just hadn’t been there before. But you can’t miss ’em now.  There are fourteen of them, planted … Read more

Homemade Sandwich Rolls

sandwich rolls

Homemade is better We had these sandwich rolls in the home of friends many moons ago (like 30 years). I made them regularly for a while and then somehow forgot about them. Recently, I pulled that recipe out and made a batch for an event. They were, I must say, a hit. A really big hit! I got this recipe from my friend Ann, and I have no idea where she got the recipe. She … Read more

The Hoopla About Phones – Smart or Flip Phone?

Smart or Dumb? A smart phone or a flip phone? What is the hoopla about, anyhow? It’s out there, and it’s all around us. Sometimes it seems like we’re preaching to the choir. I’m talking about the hoopla about cell phones. Internet. Social Media. Instagram. Facebook. Twitter. All those other apps no parent has any sense letting their kids have. Many of those apps and games you don’t even know about.  How many parents know … Read more