ANTI-CLAUS

ANTI-CLAUS

“Just a bit more, Victor. Tomorrow’s bonfire must light up the entire sky. Positioning it on this hill will help to accomplish that goal. There will be no doubt at all in my brother’s mind of its purpose.” Alexander’s words could not be...
ATTACK OF THE CHEESECAKE

ATTACK OF THE CHEESECAKE

I picked it up while doing my grocery shopping – a boxed mix to make a cheesecake.  They’re good just to have on hand.  You can keep it in the pantry until it’s needed; and they’re super easy to make. It only requires a few minutes.  If I can...
THE HAUNTED HOUSE

THE HAUNTED HOUSE

For years the rumors ran rampant – rumors of ghosts haunting the old house beside the creek. Trick-or-treaters routinely passed it by on their quest for goodies. How could the rumors possibly be true? I went there. I wanted to see what basis there was for such...
DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY’RE …

DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY’RE …

It was my extreme pleasure to hatch hundreds of chicks and ducklings over a period of several years. To say the very least, it was a magical experience; and I can recommend it to anyone who has an interest in owning and caring for poultry. But by its very nature,...
THE NEXT BIG THING

THE NEXT BIG THING

Pineapple-upside-down cake has always been a favorite in our family; and we’ve also prepared it many times to give during times of bereavement.  People always comment on how ‘delicious’ it is.  So when I heard about rhubarb-upside-down cake,...