instant pot: garlic cure-all soup

M has been feeling under the weather lately and I’ve been trying hard not to catch his cold. I’ve made a “cure-all” Côte d’Azur soup in the past and wanted to try making a heartier version of this in the Instant Pot Mini. Also, I had the last night’s leftover chowder for breakfast this morning, […]

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instant pot: veggie chowder thing

At the end of last year, my partner and I jumped aboard the Instant Pot craze with an Instant Pot Mini, and we’ve used it nearly every day since. I love to cook, and I’m frequently more interested in inventing new things and adjusting existing recipes than following someone else’s instructions exactly. And as I […]

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none of this should have happened

Someone just posted to Facebook a news story about a school shooting in Kentucky. Two people dead, multiple people injured. It turned out that the poster had misread the date on the article and thought that this had just happened today, when it happened in late January instead. And it still broke me. For a […]

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about that spoon . . .

I’ve taken to wearing a spoon pendant lately. You might have noticed it in the video I made for my GoFundMe campaign to support my participation in the Futurescapes Writers’ Workshop. The story behind the spoon is a simple one, but it’s important. The spoon pendant is actually a pin that my friend Wendy Wagner […]

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I get by with a little help

About a week ago, I launched my first-ever GoFundMe campaign. While I would love it if you would have a look and make a contribution, this post is about the video I made for the campaign page. Because it was a bit of a disaster, at the start. I’ve had a bit of actor’s training […]

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new year, same old everything else (kinda sorta)

Hey there! Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018. I hope this will be a much better, healthier, happier, and more productive year for all of us. But it’s also Monday, and it’s more or less a regular workday for me. I’ve submitted my latest NW Love Story draft to my newspaper editors and am busy […]

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