One hundred days

100 days. That’s how long it’s been since my wife, Cathy, left for her five month sojourn to Africa. That’s how long I’ve been “baching it.” Many friends have asked, “How’s the single life?” Well, let me tell you....

Something out of nothing

I made a New Year’s resolution, probably for the first time in decades. My resolution was to visit my mother more often. She lives about an hour away and I always seem to have an abundance of reasons for not going. Indifference was the real reason and that had...

Black Olive Tapenade

I really enjoy entertaining. There’s a great feeling that comes with opening the door and welcoming people in to enjoy a relaxed and friendly conversation over food and something to drink. But I’m not a big fan of pot luck when I’m hosting. I feel...

A Difficult Goodbye

Sometimes, if we’re lucky, really lucky, someone comes into our life that totally redefines the word friend. Their place in our life makes all our other friends seem like passing acquaintances. The laughter comes easily – and so do the quiet conversations. We connect...

Jon’s Rhubarb Sauce

in early June, I picked the first of the rhubarb from our garden. There must be something to do with it besides pie or stewed for dessert. My son Jon, who also likes to cook, had a few ideas. it wasn’t long before the conversation resulted in the Great Rhubarb...