July Farm Share Recipes!

The June post was pretty packed so I'll start July a little early!  We're already seeing zukes and cukes and more snap peas! If you're looking for good veg recipes Smitten Kitchen and Half Baked Harvest are two of my go-tos. Week 1: Burrata and Charred Snap Peas:  Wow oh Wow!  This recipe from Smitten... Continue Reading →

Farm Share Recipes — June

I love to see how the vegetables change with the seasons.  Here is what I've been doing with some of our June produce: Week 1 Strawberry Puree:  The strawberries are terrific but so ripe when we get them. Most of mine have been eaten over the sink. However,  I had some that went over so... Continue Reading →

Maps of Our Worlds

This past week, I read a piece on submariner's vision.  It described the change in your eyesight based on viewing nothing more than 20-30 feet away.  Apparently, so says the article, sailors coming off of submarine duty are barred from driving for a few days until their vision adjusts. [I've lost the link, my own... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Beach and Pool Days

Ahhh, travel dreaming.  In this age of international lockdowns and quarantines, we are all dreaming of being somewhere else. Anywhere else. So, with my travel friends posting dream trips right now (and with an April snowstorm keeping us indoors), here are my Top 10 Beach and Pool Days (in no particular order). Seabourn Odyssey off... Continue Reading →

#notes200in2020! #art200in2020 Will you join me?

With a May Update about how many amazing notes and calls and emails and texts I've received back!

Ag’s Talent Pool is Running Dry — So Fix It!

 I manage our family farm in the Texas Panhandle where we grow wheat and cotton. Our father didn't think my sister and I would want to keep it after he passed, but as a business, it makes a lot of sense. Of course, his generation thought we wouldn't want to run it because, well, what... Continue Reading →

Luxury Cruising Tips

All-inclusive cruising at its best. My wonderful friend Becky Lukovic of Bella Travel Planning recently posted her cruise tips for terrific cruising on large-ship lines. (She's in Alaska right now!) Of course, because they're a little different, I sent her my personal cruise tips for ultra-lux lines. Ultra-lux cruises generally feature smaller ships, fewer passengers,... Continue Reading →

The Four Times I’ve Seen Notre Dame* or How Tragedy Can Create Community

*with apologies to Dave Chappelle On April 15, we watched Notre Dame of Paris burn. As the flames spread, we all prayed the structural integrity of the building would hold and contemplated the very possible loss of the finest example of Gothic architecture in existence. We watched as the spire crumbled and cried. And then... Continue Reading →

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