Archive for the 'Thursday’s Travels' Category

Port of Call: Chicago

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Location:  Midwest Primary Industry:  Political machine Latest Entertainment:  The Burris Family Slight of Hand Team Interesting Developments per Arcamax News:  “Roland W. Burris II was hired as a senior counsel for the state’s housing authority in September, about six weeks after the Internal Revenue Service filed a $34,163 tax lien against him and three weeks […]

Plane Crashes Into Hudson River

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

I just received a breaking news alert from The New York Times that a USAirways plane carrying 146 passengers and 5 crew members is now mostly submerged in the Hudson River after a failed attempt to return to the airport.  It is believed that the plane may have hit a flock of birds.  Rescues are […]

Merry Christmas from the Island

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Today I’m enjoying the freshness of the morning, and feeling blessed. I’m celebrating the birth of my saviour and the abundance with which I’ve been given.  Last night I sat out on the beach and watched the stream of brightly decorated boats as they sailed along the coast of the mainland in their annual parade of glory.  The […]

Travel by Car or Fly?

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

The automakers decided to travel by car to Washington this week to beg for their handout.  That’s much better than the mode of travel used a couple weeks ago when they arrogantly flew in by private jet.  That sent the message that they expected us to buy one of their cars for our traveling, but […]

Our Founders Gave Thanks

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

  Today we travel back in time to view a proclamation by the Continental Congress. Following the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress recognized the need to give thanks for delivering the country from war and into independence. Congress issued a proclamation on October 11, 1782: By the United States in Congress assembled. PROCLAMATION. IT being […]

More Kitchen Travels

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Today we are once again traveling back to the kitchen for more freezer cooking.  I’m going to give you a few recipes to try out for your freezer meals. This is another freezer prep day for me. The first recipe is one from my OBC years.  It’s Florence Douglas’s Chicken Pie.  The second is Sheila […]

Did I Really Want to Go There?

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

I ventured into the kitchen today for an all day go at it.  I used to cook, bake, can, freeze, make jelly, everything all the time before I ran away to the sun, sand and surf.  In my new life I still cooked, but worked a lot and didn’t get quite so involved in the […]

Hey, Mom! Can I Be a Beatnik?

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I remember the Beat Generation.  I wanted to be part of it.  I wanted to be beat.  Ouch!  Not like that.  Like the cool kind of beat.  I was only in junior high, but I worked hard at it, wishing I were older so I could be a real beatnik.  Looking back, I can see that I […]

Rockville Covered Bridge Festival

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Parke County, Indiana bills itself as the Covered Bridge Capital of the World.  At a count of 30 covered bridges, it beat out Lancaster, Pennsylvania by one bridge of having the most in the nation.  In 1978 the bridges were added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Covered Bridge Festival is always  held the […]

More Fun Than Pike’s Peak

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

That’s the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.  It’s home to flying fish and the Fish Philosophy.  Do you enjoy your job?  Do you really have fun at work?  The fishmongers at Pike Place do.  Check out their web cam and watch them at work.  They and their customers are having a great time.  Makes me […]