Fast Fix, Main Dishes and Sides, Recipes: Only the Best!

Fast Fix Cupboard Chili

Winter days can be cold and stormy with treacherous, ice-covered roads. The last thing I want to do on such a day is leave my house. Better to stay inside by the fire and leave the roads to the snowplow and salt truck drivers. Before winter rears its ugly head or -- depending on your… Continue reading Fast Fix Cupboard Chili

Gardens, House and Home, Parkinson's Disease

Living with Parkinson’s Disease: Becoming an OSU Master Gardener

I'm not sure when I first heard about the Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) program, but it was many years ago. At the time, I was working full time and taking on another project would have been more than I could have handled. But I loved the idea of it. With its… Continue reading Living with Parkinson’s Disease: Becoming an OSU Master Gardener

Happy Holidays

Hard times holiday: Making a merry Christmas when you have nothing to give.

Each year, I see dozens of requests for holiday help on social media. Particularly from those people who have kids. While there are many good-hearted folks willing to help, it’s often impossible to sort out the needy from the scammers. The closer it is to Christmas, the more overwhelming that task becomes. Even the kindest… Continue reading Hard times holiday: Making a merry Christmas when you have nothing to give.

House and Home, Staycation Vacation

Life in the 1960s: When Families Had “Company”

Humans are not logical creatures. We commit to spending tens or hundreds of thousands to buy houses or condos, or to rent apartments. We spend thousands more to furnish them. We choose just the right paint colors. We choose just the right sofa, chairs, draperies, area rugs, lamps, bedding, and dinnerware patterns – both everyday… Continue reading Life in the 1960s: When Families Had “Company”