Dear Reader: Community Matters

    A few weeks ago, on a Saturday morning, I was about to hop into the shower. It was still warm enough that I had our bedroom window cracked. My ears perked up at the sound of... was that, music? The marching band? We live near the high school from which...

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Dear Reader: Thoughts on Going Virtual

      I have to admit, it's taken some adjusting to settle in to virtual events. After a half year of 'going virtual'--and events likely remaining that way for the near future--I'd like to say I've gotten used to it, and I'm a tech whiz now and an old...

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Pie of the Month: um…. Cheesecake?

      Is cheesecake a cake... or a pie? (I know, I know, either way, it's delicious!) I say... it's a pie. Why? Well, because technically, it's a cheesecake pie! Here's my reasoning. The cream cheese and other ingredients used for the filling form a...

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Blue Suede Shoes (Sort of)

Dear Reader, I admit it; I felt a bit salty when our older daughter pointed out in a Skype call that I've been complaining about having trouble with find walking shoes--as in, practical tennis shoes--for years. Upon reflection, though, I had to admit... she was right....

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Pie of the Month: Lemon Meringue

Dear Reader, It's hard to believe that September is already upon us and that cool temperatures will be here soon-ish. But I'm not quite ready to let go of summer, because for me, it flew by far too quickly. Well, OK, it also dragged its feet and lasted about a decade...

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