One of my favorite times of year. The Year Before Last: Kansas a.k.a. Anne came with me to my Aunt Mary and Uncle Steve’s Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania. The five-star dinner was fabulous as usual, involving lots of thanks around the table. Our tradition is to have everyone write down three things they are thankful for. My […]

Jargon Madness

Inspired by a recent article I read and a discussion my mother brought up this week, I think it is high time to address an issue that has annoyed me for the past year. I was, for many reasons, unable to address it directly until now. Egregious errors. Process. Going forward. Team. CC me. I’m […]

Relationships: Hurricane Sandy Challenged All

Hurricane Sandy has had devastating effects on our region. We’ve suffered flooding, fires, no power, and damages that will take a long time to repair. Not just physical property damages, but emotional and perhaps irreversible damages to our personal relationships. Just yesterday, a man pulled out a gun at a gas station. The longer our […]

Red, White, and Green: Italian Pasta Three Ways

Pasta three ways. This is a three-course meal that celebrates all of the colors of the Italian flag. Each plate is a shared plate for two people. Appetizer: Fried Ravioli with Spicy Fra Diavlo dipping sauce Course 1: Farfalle with Peas & Bacon in Tomato Alfredo sauce Course 2: Orzo with Italian Sausage, Peppers and […]