Pineapple Casserole

This recipe was “harvested” (ie stolen) from our friend Judy Leavell.  I’ll leave it to her to disclose where she got it.  I myself stole (oops, “harvested”) it from the back of Laura’s recipe book.  I post it here upon request… Ingredients: 1 large can of chunk pineapple in its own juice 3 tablespoons of … Continue reading Pineapple Casserole

Grandma Soup

This was originally posted on my old website, but I thought it bore reposting here… Grandma Soup Ingredients: (no grandma version) 3 medium-sized potatoes 2 24 oz cans of stewed tomatoes, cut up 1 12 oz can of butter beans 1 12 oz can of whole kernal sweet corn 1 12 oz can of tomato … Continue reading Grandma Soup

The Relativity of Wealth

I didn’t win last week’s 270 million dollar PowerBall lottery. So if you’re a long lost relative looking for a handout, save your stamp/phone call/e-mail bandwidth. However, if you’re a long lost relative who just wants to get in touch, that would be fine. Speaking of relatives, or, relatively speaking, I caught myself thinking that … Continue reading The Relativity of Wealth

Living in the Past

I just finished reading Mindy Friddle’s novel, The Garden Angel.  The story is set in the community of San Souci, just outside of, and about to be consumed by the mythical city of “Palmetto.”  It’s a tale of longing for the way things were, and of a young woman who can’t give up her past, … Continue reading Living in the Past

Whale Watching

In the 1980’s in South Carolina there was a really hot band called The Killer Whales. This power trio turned out originals with tight funky riffs that still sound great, and could easily blow away any of the alternative drek being churned out today.  It’s a strange twist of fate that their compadres from the … Continue reading Whale Watching

Choose Your News

On Weekend Edition on Sunday, July 18, commentator Daniel Shorr spoke of the sameness of the news lately.  He offered a fill-in-the-blanks version of current headlines.  To honor his commentary, I have re-created his do-it-yourself news using HTML forms… number of people were killed today in Select One suicide bombing roadside ambush sniper attach in Select One … Continue reading Choose Your News