The Calm Before the Storm

The weather report says it's coming. There's snowfall predicted from anywhere from one inch to 8 inches. The stores are flooded with panicked people grabbing scads of bread, tankers of milk and enough toilet paper to prepare for the apocalypse. Driveway salt and snow shovels disappear as if they were spirited away by the cold... Continue Reading →

Dear Lisa…

January 1900 Dear Lisa... This morning I awoke in this grand hotel with the crisp mountain air bringing life to my unopened eyes. Yes, I know, I slept with the window open again. The sun broke the mountains and showered my room with light and warmth forcing me to arise from my bed. The train... Continue Reading →

The Tree

Choose a tree, any tree in the forest. Now know, that something happens in that tree every day that you know nothing of.     <Zen Proverb> As I sit at my desk daily, watching the world pass me by from the window that is my opening into the world, there is one feature that... Continue Reading →

Oh you Ham…

The holiday season is upon us again. And it is always at this time of year that the chef in me comes out. I spent my early professional years in kitchens, and learned from some of the best chefs on the eastern seaboard. Each and every one had their own flair when it came to... Continue Reading →

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