Saturday, January 2, 2016


Milk Chocolate-Dark Chocolate

Sweet Wine-Dry Wine

Light/Medium Roast Coffee Beans-Dark/Espresso Roast Coffee Beans


Aromatic Pipe Tobacco-Non Aromatic Pipe Tobacco-English Blend Pipe Tobacco

Mild Cheese -Extra Aged Sharp Cheese


Eew? How do you like that? I don't like ________.  
Maybe what we like/don't like is just the simple matter of the genetics of our taste buds, olfactory nerves, photo-receptors....  

I'm sure we've all done it. Tried to prove why our way is the best of ....
"I've researched that." "I know what I'm talking about." On and on we go to prove "our 
taste." Our taste in music, clothes, food, art...

I am a researcher. I like to know the why's, history of, how it's done, what's inside, ingredients, best deal....But does me knowing information make what I like best? 


I'm not talking about healthy choices. That is a given. Vegetables and fruits are much more beneficial than candy and chips.   

Let's accept one another. 
Enjoy a cup of Earl Grey with a dollop of honey. 
I'll enjoy a cup of French roast with a little sugar and cream. 
Enjoy our differences. Glean from one another. 

It's totally OK with me if you like your wine sweet.... l'chaim

Friday, January 1, 2016

Old Verse and Cornbread

The first day of 2016.
 "Where would you like me to put this?" "Oh! That salad looks wonderful!" "The coffee will be ready soon." "Kathy, you brought the New Year with you!" "I brought an old hymnal to share a few verses with everyone after lunch." Friendships. Breaking bread. Cornbread.


The word wait seems to mist through my soul and spirit. 
Wait. Hopefully my heart will be at rest as I wait. Waiting for? I'm not sure. Some matters I know I am waiting for, others I feel are just there.  I do know the Lord hears my whispers and He waits for me.    
"Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him." Isaiah 30:18

wait  (wāt)
v. wait·ed, wait·ing, waits
a. To remain or rest in expectation: waiting for the guests to arrive.
b. To stay in one place until another catches up: waited at the corner for everyone else in the group.
2. To remain or be in readiness: Lunch is waiting at the counter.
3. To remain temporarily neglected, unattended to, or postponed: The trip will have to wait.
4. To work as a waiter or waitress.
1. To remain or stay in expectation of; await: wait one's turn.
2. Informal To delay (a meal or an event); postpone: They waited lunch for us.
3. To be a waiter or waitress at: wait tables.

1. The act of waiting or the time spent waiting.
2. Chiefly British
a. One of a group of musicians employed, usually by a city, to play in parades or public ceremonies.
b. One of a group of musicians or carolers who perform in the streets at Christmastime.

Phrasal Verbs:
wait on (or upon)
1. To serve the needs of; be in attendance on.
2. To make a formal call on; visit.
3. To follow as a result; depend on.
4. To await: They're waiting on my decision.

wait out
To delay until the termination of: wait out a war; waited out the miniskirt craze.
wait up
1. To postpone going to bed in anticipation of something or someone.
2. Informal To stop or pause so that another can catch up: Let's wait up for the stragglers.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Quiet, Blessed, New Year's Eve

A quiet dinner of balsamic,honey,citrus salmon with herbed green beans from the Wildwood garden. A Lord of the Rings marathon with popcorn. A blessed evening that brought us up to the New Year.