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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Crazy Mommies

Merrill Markoe is an Emmy-winning TV writer, novelist, and humorist. I allude to one of her old essays all the time, in which she mused that all of pop culture is now oriented toward thirteen-year-old boys, or their mental equivalent. As in car chases, explosions, robots beating each other over the head, farting jokes, and so forth. Anyway, […]

Million $ Idea

So, my last post gave me an idea that’s too late for me, but not for you, should you choose to pursue it. Remember Julie and Julia? Based on Julie Powell’s book, this 2009 movie starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams showed Julie spending a year making each one of Julia Child’s recipes in her classic Mastering the […]

Remembrance of Recipes Past

Yesterday I winnowed through my packed, messy recipe box. I saved some old cards for sentiment’s sake. I know I will never again make Tuna Stack Pie–a stack of crepes layered with curried tuna. I made it for John (because he likes tuna fish!) when we were first married, and it became something of a […]

Finding Comfort in “Moneyball”

After seeing Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, I read Michael Lewis’s 2003 book on which it was based. I’m not a huge baseball fan, but enjoy baseball above other sports. I followed the Indians during the fair-weather ’90’s and in childhood watched games on TV with my dad, a fond memory. I have enough interest to […]