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Monuments of Shame

During my college years, I was quite enamored with beer.  I’m not proud of that.  But, it’s the truth.  My love affair with beer became a destructive habit that damaged relationships, hindered my maturation and education, and cast a permanent dark cloud over that chapter of my life. 582 more words

Friday Five: Restaurant Week 2017 Desserts

One of my favorite time of the year is here for the second time this year, restaurant week. If you are unfamiliar with restaurant week, it is 10 day food event where restaurants offer prix menus for a set price. 375 more words

Restaurant Review

The Valley of the Shadow

It is Coleta Valley on the map.

I passed this way a few days ago.  Stopped for a photo and a memory.

Once upon a time three boys wandered into this spot in an old Jeep Scout.   412 more words

Life In Alabama


They call it an “estate sale” in real estate lingo.  In layman’s terms it is nothing more than a house with a deceased owner and an unpaid mortgage.  630 more words

Life In Alabama

Having Kids

I’ve never wanted kids. Or a husband. I hated the way people would condition my future on the prospect of serving a family, even when I was 4 and 5 years old. 1,134 more words

Prozac On The Vine

How do you taste summer?  What are those foods which fill your heat induced cravings after a long day of work, play, and other recreational endeavors?  571 more words

Food For Thought

if it ain't broke, don't fix it

if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

(1970’s | journalese (politics) | “leave well enough alone,” “don’t rock the boat,” “let sleeping dogs lie”)

So is this phrase proverbial or not? 652 more words