The Rhythm of a Place

The Rhythm of a Place

Midwesterner politeness can drive people to curse.  I was on a trip in Cinque Terra, Italy trying to get a coffee during the morning rush.  I stepped to the side to let all the Italian speaking people who knew what they wanted go ahead, but in the process I broke...
Spaghetti Squash with Sausage

Spaghetti Squash with Sausage

Servings: 2 dinner portions plus a lunchTotal time: 30 mins with canned tomatoes, 45 min with fresh tomatoes  Ingredients: Small (2-3 pounds) spaghetti squash cut in half and seeds removed, do not peel 0.5 pounds of your favorite sausage.  I like a mild Italian pork...
Airline Safety Speech

Airline Safety Speech

The quotation I’ve been pondering is the safety speech on airplanes.  I hadn’t heard this speech in a while and it started me thinking about how hard it is to gracefully take care of myself first before helping others.  I often say say yes to...
A Friend’s Farewell Gift

A Friend’s Farewell Gift

I’m sitting at my friends house laughing as stories get told and it strikes me what a gift she’s given those who made the trek for her memorial.  We ride with a ladies motorcycle club and she was a member for most of the 80+ years the club has existed.  One...