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Beef Pemmican

An associate offered up some “No Nitrite” beef pemmican from US Wellness Meats yesterday evening to a couple of us. It was described as “the perfect food.” While I am not prepared to confirm the statement “perfect,” I can probably conclude that it was, in fact, “food.” Pemmican is a…Continue Reading

My Biography as a Dramedy

I often feel the sudden need to share some charming anecdote from my childhood with friends and family during story time. 'Charming,' apparently, is purely in the eye of the beholder because few can share this feeling with me. One particular story stands out in my head – I thought…Continue Reading

Rewarding Effort

Today was one of the toughest yet at Bonnaroo in the Build-a-Drum tent. I didn’t get as early a start as yesterday so I was stirred awake by the massive heat building up in my tent at around 8:30. Not much time spent at camp and we were all off…Continue Reading

Lessons from Bonnaroo

It’s my first Bonnaroo and indeed, my first multi-day music festival. As such, I can impart some wisdom to others in the same boat. Plan for showers. With 19+ hours of body sweat, festival funk, sunscreen, and bug spray, you better plan for some way to scrape the epidermal toxic…Continue Reading

Is it April Already?

I just noticed that we’ve reached the ides of April for 2009 and I seem to remember just celebrating the New Year. Four months has just flown by! Balthazar is nearing the end of his first year of grammar school. Sorscha is nearly 6 months old. We’ve just had our…Continue Reading

Paying My Dues

It has been a long time since I was really sick. This morning, I awoke with the feeling that perhaps my stomach was still full of last night’s dinner. Turns out, it was; never a good sign. When I’m nauseous, it seems that everything provokes it. You’d hope, at least,…Continue Reading

Breakfast for Dinner

We had breakfast for dinner last night at the area IHOP.  It was a pleasant winter’s walk from the downtown square – the kind that makes a warm restaurant all the more enjoyable!  I had their new meal, the BIG Country-Fried Steak and Eggs dinner, which included a huge slab…Continue Reading

Kindergarten Schedule

Balthazar told me what his schedule looks like at school.  When he gets to schools, he draws, goes to lunch, naps, plays on the playground, then waits for the buses.  I guess things haven’t changed a lot in the schools since I was little.  Of course, he thinks my schedule…Continue Reading