Category Archives: Recipes

That is All


As a child, I learned that if I wrote down my feelings then they were externalized and ceased to cause pain.  Why else do you think I became a writer?  Over time I came to understand that my feelings were in … Continue reading

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The Greater Gods and Goddesses


I woke up around 6:30 a.m.—which is normal for me—then did a little work on the computer until my new aide arrived for her second day at work.  She totally botched the coffee but I was very forgiving and told … Continue reading

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When Sooner becomes Later


So Dr. Tucker asked, “Would you be willing to go see the immunologists at the Cleveland Clinic?”  I said yes and he said he would arrange a hospital-to-hospital transfer. When he came back a day or two later, Dr. Tucker quietly … Continue reading

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Opportunity of a Lifetime!


You get to meet me! My awesome aide, Amelia, is taking a week’s vacation from May 22-29 so I need someone to cover for her for a few hours.  Wash dishes, do laundry, cook–stuff like that.  Pay is about $10/hr, … Continue reading

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We Need Your Help


Yesterday the Veterans Administration Hospital discharged Dr. Michael Gregory, who has no home.  Dr. Gregory, 73, has had seven strokes.  He has an ostomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, MRSA, and cancer on his ear.  He has reason to be concerned … Continue reading

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How to Cook Fresh Beets


I don’t know why, but nobody knows how to cook fresh beets anymore.  I learned from my mom and grandma.  Fresh beets are delicious; canned beets should only be used for pickling. Ancient civilizations used beet juice to dye things.  … Continue reading

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Annie’s Kickin’ Beef Stew


Spray crock pot with non-stick stuff. Mix the following on the bottom: 1 cup potatoes with skin on, cut in 1-inch cubes 1½ cups carrots cut in 1-inch pieces 1½ cups onions cut in 1-inch cubes On top of that, … Continue reading

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