Category Archives: Food

National Chicken Fried Steak Day (chicken or steak?) Blog Redux

October 26 has been designated “CHICKEN FRIED STEAK DAY.” One year, it fell on a Sunday, which only interfered with traditional football fare (wings, chili, chips, dip). I was not born in Texas. So, when I first heard of this … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk – Sob Uncontrollably Over Missed Opportunities 

The old saying, “There’s no use crying over spilt (or spilled) milk” always amused me. Because, I can’t stand milk. And whether it was spilt or spilled, I would rejoice. It meant that much less milk for me to try … Continue reading

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The World is Better With Donuts 

This is a column I wrote for the (now defunct) Garland Daily News in 1992.  Looking back over what I wrote, I have to say I still believe the world really is better with donuts!    

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Life is Like a Banana – Peel and Eat While You Can

Respectfully disagreeing with Forrest Gump’s “box of chocolates,” simile, I believe life is more like a banana. From its very appearance, its use is not evident. Depending on the banana’s stage of development, (from firm and green, to dark and … Continue reading

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A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet.  But, how accurate would that other name be?

The Bard was right.  “A rose, by any other name,” would likely “smell as sweet.” But, how likely would we be to press our nose to the precious petals if a rose were called, let’s say, a “bugger?” Not so … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – the Rodney Dangerfield of Holidays

Thanksgiving is one of those inconspicuous, innocuous holidays most people take for granted, much as we take for granted the very things for which we should be thankful. Wedged between six weeks of Halloween and at least three months of … Continue reading

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Chicken Fried Steak Day (pick a meat!)

Today is “CHICKEN FRIED STEAK DAY.” What a shame it falls on a Sunday this year. That just interferes with traditional football fare (wings, chili, chips, dip). I was not born in Texas. So, when I first heard of this … Continue reading

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