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Why so sad?

We all children I went home to see my Mother In the quiet house. Children, twelve, had we been And children we returned. Shades of tomorrow we all Have plucking at our heels. “Look at me,” they say, each one, Young dreams, attention-starved. Constantly our shades will clamor If we regard them still. Mother watched her shades leave her And Read More


Salad a la carte, 11/1

Put some chicken tenders in a pan and add Mrs. Dash Southwestern Chipolte marinade. Mrs. Dash is low salt, low sugar, no MSG, which isn’t that important to me by itself, but it leaves the sauce with a light, natural taste–not heavy with high-powered flavorings like corn syrup and salt. A lot of other barbecue sauces taste like ketchup on Read More


Supper 10/30

Late out of work (about six). Late out grocery shopping. Late start to supper. Two leg and thigh pieces of chicken, cooked stovetop over medium heat with a little bit of water to help keep from scorching and to add some steam heat, and dressed with a Romano salad dressing. Kept covered. Spaghetti squash, frozen earlier in the year fresh Read More


Too cool for my own good

When I first moved to this apartment, back in July, ice formed in the milk jug because the refrigerator was set too cold. Not that it was set to its coldest setting; rather, I have been pushing it slowly further and further past the half-way point, unwilling to push the dial all the way over to the warmest setting. After Read More