In my first post since returning from a well-deserved vacation in the homeland (the US of A), I address just one topic: editing.
Yes, we should. Just look at the carbon emissions of air travel. Before I offer evidence to support my 'yes', there's a backstory to this piece. Late last week, I submitted an app for a remote position at an online education company. Part of the application process included writing a short, persuasive essay about a … Continue reading Should we stop flying to help save the environment?
A year after the tournament was scheduled to take place, the latest edition of the European Championship has drawn to a close. Italy beat England on penalties to take home their first Euro Cup since 1968. Their triumph marked a remarkable recovery from the nation’s “dark days” of 2018, when the team failed to qualify … Continue reading The greatest match of Euro 2020
Hello and good weekend to you. Let's get right to it. The title of this post could be a line from a contestant on... Jeopardy! Last week, I wrote about how captivated I have become with trivia. Well, to complement this new hobby of mine, I have begun watching old episodes of Jeopardy!, one of the longest-running … Continue reading “I’ll take ‘2 topics’ for $600, please”
A weekly game of pub trivia - how serious could it be?
Another week, another dolla. Is that how the expression goes? After the indulgence of last week's post, this one is lean like a salad. Make that a pineapple fruit salad. ~ Not long ago, while scrolling the archives of an excellent website called Gastro Obscura, I came across an article that mentioned a fermented beverage … Continue reading Tepache: a fermented drink from Mexico
"...they are a-chaanging'..." -Bob Dylan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90WD_ats6eE ~ Selected Poem Note: I had little-to-no-time to record a reading. Hoping to do so next week. Dear One Absent This Long While by Lisa Olstein It has been so wet stones glaze in moss;everything blooms coldly. I expect you. I thought one night it was youat the base … Continue reading …For the times…
What's better than a loaded Easter basket? Could it be this blog post? That's for you to decide. This one has a new structure: Quote of the weekPoetry readingSelected topicFood for thoughtPhoto storyFood for thought pt 2Media consumption Let's get to it! ~ Quote of the week "The wise man knows that it is better … Continue reading A whole assortment of goodies
If there was a constant theme for this past week, it was that-- less is, in fact, usually more. It's OK to do less. It's good (sometimes) to eliminate things from our schedule. If you're already a productive member of society, why continue to pile things high on your plate? In my case, I went … Continue reading Less is, usually, more
Just as the title says, it feels like summer is nearly here. On Gran Canaria, flowers are in full bloom and the sun shines bright (with the exception of when I go hiking). In the U.S., the weather is warming and more than 54% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine.* … Continue reading Summer is just around the corner