That Road Tripping Wanderlust

There are times, on my morning drive to Diamond‘s offices in Hunt Valley, that I reach the Shawan Road exit on I-83 and, for a brief moment, I feel like I should just keep going. I’ve no idea where I go or what I’d do when I get there — wherever there is — butContinue reading “That Road Tripping Wanderlust”

A Jell-O Salad with a Horseradish Kick

Because I am not a recipe blogger, I am giving you the recipe first, and after we will discuss. Cranberry-Horseradish JELL-O Salad 2 boxes of Raspberry sugar-free Jell-O 1 can Ocean Spray Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce 1 bag frozen onions (thawed and drained) 1 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons horseradish sauce Boil two cups ofContinue reading “A Jell-O Salad with a Horseradish Kick”

An Ode to Aunt Sarah’s

A few weeks ago I learned that Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House in Richmond has closed. They didn’t survive the pandemic. I’m not surprised, though I’m sad. For a time, it was a small chain in Virginia, with locations from Richmond to Lynchburg. In Lynchburg, they were in the old Howard Johnson’s in the mid-90s. MyContinue reading “An Ode to Aunt Sarah’s”

A Cemetery in the Mountains

Last weekend I visited my parents in Lynchburg, Virginia, and this was only the second time I’d been there since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Having nowhere I needed to be in no specific hurry, on Friday I took a scenic route down through the Shenandoah Valley to Natural Bridge, then across Virginia Route 130 backContinue reading “A Cemetery in the Mountains”

The Daily Cloud: September 3

When COVID shut down the world eighteen months ago, I began a little project. “Began” makes it sound like it was planned, but it was really just something I stumbled into. I took pictures of clouds. It wasn’t a daily thing, but it was certainly a semi-regular thing. A couple of times a week. ThenContinue reading “The Daily Cloud: September 3”