Musings and General Mahem. That and a nickel will get you coffee.

Musings and General Mahem. That and a nickel will get you coffee.

Author: MsNickel

Sustainability & Common Sense

Sustainability & Common Sense

Let’s see: what else can I take on? Thinking. Thinking. That’s it, let me investigate sustainability. Or not, as the case turned out to be. So much has been written, and will be written about this extremely important subject that it makes my head ache […]

Falling: Part One of the Art of a Stubborn Life

Falling: Part One of the Art of a Stubborn Life

A few days ago I took a fall. I wished I could say that this was a prelude to a romantic interlude, but no. It was a literal fall. It was a simple move: step up one stair, put a bucket on the porch, swivel […]

Daddy Made it: On Baking Bread & other matters of importance

Daddy Made it: On Baking Bread & other matters of importance

My father came to baking bread late in life. Born in 1920, he was of that generation of men who did not come into the kitchen unless it was to get more beer. Sure there were exceptions: a particularly good cut of venison, or a […]

Risk: What I did today

Risk: What I did today

Today I saw a man from the back, shuffling. no really–Shuffling across a parking lot. Slightly bent and shuffling. Well, sure, my eyes automatically started to avert. Eww—who wants to be confronted with a) old b) poor c) ugly ??? But I couldn’t avoid him. […]

Rose Petals: smell good, feel good and taste good

Rose Petals: smell good, feel good and taste good

WOW! Rosewater really comes from roses. I love cosmetics. I really do. I have never seen a Lancome deal that couldn’t seduce me, or an Ulta store that didn’t sing a siren’s song for me. BUT I hate spending the money for things that should […]

Remembering Pork: bbq, old road trips and “the chinese guy”.

Remembering Pork: bbq, old road trips and “the chinese guy”.

I have been thinking a lot about food lately. Real food, fake food and good food. Just food. It’s Memorial Day weekend and most folks consider this to be the start of summer, so lately BBQ food has been coming up a lot. I am […]