crockpot on kitchen counter

Cooking with a Crockpot

My mom gave me a crockpot a few years ago that she had never used. I finally got around to using it. One Sunday when we were planning to be home for hours, I pulled a random recipe for chicken and veggies off a website and away we went. I love the ease of it. […]

Tom's charcoal toothpaste

Adventures in Charcoal Toothpaste

It seems like every type of toiletry has a charcoal option these days. Even toothpaste. Allen shivered when I showed him the Tom’s charcoal toothpaste that I bought. But I was not afraid to put charcoal in my mouth, because I have eaten charcoal ice cream before (and kind of liked it). And I’ve also […]

Sally Field as Norma Rae

Union!

I began my #45 birthday list by watching the film Norma Rae. It is based on the true story of a Southern woman who spearheads a unionization effort at the textile mill where she and her family work. I was excited to watch it because I helped unionize my coworkers and was involved in the […]

2019: That’s a Wrap

2019 is coming to a close…I have finished my #44 list and am way behind in reporting what I’ve done. So I will offer you a few brief highlights: I visited some more neighborhood restaurants and parks, including: Martin’s Coffee ShopI’ve wanted to try this local diner for years. I had the basic eggs, bacon, […]

Death cafe sign

Tea, Cake, and Death

About a year after my dad died, I read this Atlas Obscura article about death cafes. A death cafe is a gathering of strangers who talk frankly about death while drinking tea and eating cake. It’s not meant to be a therapy session or support group; its purpose is to philosophically discuss this most taboo […]