Scenes from a flight home

This past Monday, I dragged myself out of bed at oh-hell-thirty and drove to Tampa Int’l for my flight home from a writers’ conference. Even though I grumbled as I rolled my suitcase out to the rental car and headed out, I was looking forward to the trip. I’d snagged a window seat facing east, Read More …

Flowers

Autumn is here, and the recent hellish heat wave has given way to cooler weather. According to the U of I frost tracker, the first freeze of the season is only a few weeks away, which will mean bye-bye flowers. It was a good year for blooming around here, with new plants and old offering Read More …

Pancakes

I’m picky about pancakes. I heartily dislike most restaurant offerings, tasteless, plate-spanning platters of half-cooked batter that serve as nothing more than topping delivery devices. My Mom’s were the best, feather light with a slight crispness around the edges. She used Bisquick mix, made no additions, and didn’t do anything special that I could see Read More …