Drive-thru Restaurants

I’ve been thinking a lot about drive-thru restaurants lately. They are everywhere. Lots and lots of them. Right now that’s probably a good thing. But in the past, I’ve been known to remark that there are just too many of them. It makes eating poorly too easy. I’m old enough to remember carhops on rollerContinue reading “Drive-thru Restaurants”

Almost Ready to Publish: “The Alien Visitation Chronicle”

It’s almost ready and it’s making me nervous. Did I catch all the errors? Probably not. According to a reader of my first novel, “Millie’s Adventures in Time,” there were a lot of errors in it. Of course, “a lot” is a very relative term. I asked her if she made note of them. No.Continue reading “Almost Ready to Publish: “The Alien Visitation Chronicle””

Murphy’s Law

Over the years I’ve had a lot of experiences with machines of all kinds. Some have been pleasant and some have been decidedly not. The mimeograph machine that I had to use in high school comes to mind as a good example of the latter. It seems that my most frustrating experiences with machines haveContinue reading “Murphy’s Law”

Was my Grandmother a Tart?

With the arrival of spring, the weeds are popping up all over where I live. We have a lot of different kinds of grasses. Some of the blades are fairly wide. For some reason or other, I was reminded of how you can take a blade of grass, stretch it between your thumbs and thenContinue reading “Was my Grandmother a Tart?”

It’s so Frustrating

Quite some time ago, Costco stopped carrying their huge cans of tomato puree. The can was so large that I only needed the one can in order to make five one-quart jars of spaghetti sauce. I have so many food allergies that I can’t buy ready-made spaghetti sauce. Well, actually, for the most part IContinue reading “It’s so Frustrating”

What to do in the Days to Come

I wrote about hard choices yesterday. It was prompted by a scenario that is unlikely to ever happen to me. Thank goodness. But I thought the whole issue of hard choices was very appropriate to the current situation. I’ve asked myself what I would do if I thought someone near me might be sick withContinue reading “What to do in the Days to Come”