musings about food, travel, creativity and life

Month: December 2019

This Time of Year

    During this interim week between Christmas and New Year, I like taking time to let¬†everything settle, to be quiet, to reflect. I like to follow the advice of a quote I used with my students in a creative writing class I taught years […]

“Comfort and Joy”

‘Tis the season of many emotions. Certainly this time of year can bring joy. There are parties with family and friends, Christmas Carol sing-alongs, and, if you’re lucky, tuba concerts… really–just imagine 200-plus tubas playing “Silent Night” in the Rotunda of a state Capitol! But […]

“Only in Wisconsin”

There we were on our way to the small Wisconsin town of Mineral Point, when John decided he’d like to buy some of his favorite beer–Spotted Cow–straight from the source. So we found our way to the New Glarus Brewing Company and had a fun, […]

IT Has Arrived!

“Yes.” It has arrived! The holiday season and the “first wine of the harvest”–Beaujolais Nouveau 2019. I first became familiar with Beaujolais Nouveau when a friend and I were writing a wine blog–and doing all the necessary research that that involved! A tough job. I […]