To have and to hoard

This last weekend, I visited my grandmother and helped her go through old clothes she'd culled out of her wardrobe long ago, but was still keeping in a spare closet.  She had already donated a fair amount of the clothes that she could reach on a previous occasion, but was so surprised when I kept …

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Want something to eat? Make it your own damn self.

I recently came across a video on social media - can't remember where, and it doesn't really matter - talking about how people are obsessed with watching cooking shows on TV, yet do not cook at home. (In a similar vein, most articles I read about life in New York City purport that "New Yorkers …

Hi…

Uh, hello there.  Five months ago, I posted something.  Remember me? I've been working on some stuff. Some home projects. Some trying-to-get-accustomed-to-a-day-job-again stuff. -while at the same time- Taking the last laps in a getting-debt-free relay, finally completed 2 weeks ago. (Hooray!) -and simultaneously- A bunch of doodling! So yeah. A lot. And while I do …

Playing at planning

A topic that’s been on my mind lately (which, of course, is actually always on my mind) is meals.  In this case, I've been thinking about how often we’re prepared for them or how often we give up and go out and buy pre-packaged food or call for take out.  I love eating, thinking about, and …