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purgatory

Episode #677 January 22, 2022 This is purgatory. It is not heaven and it is not as hellish as hell.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly6ZhQVnVow I have filled this place with my own demons and my own angels.  They challenge my happiness, sadness, fear and anger. None of these challenges are right or wrong. They are just choice. Free will is my choice. My choice is my destiny.  Those souls with me are also purgatorians. They provide an increment by which I measure my sanctity.  Some of my fellows in purgatory are critics. It is their struggle with fear and anger. Some...

Wind

Episode #676 January 15, 2022 Sometimes the wrong decision is made for the wrong reason. In the following story, reason did not reason in.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPYT9Vyu62A Wind I’m driving east on I-80 just passing through Sugarloaf. I realize that I have not skydived in Pennsylvania. “Don Kellner runs a drop zone near here,” I say aloud to an empty car. “Siri, where is “Above the Poconos Skydivers?” She starts my turn by turn directions. i sing “Pennsylvania” by Matthew Mole. “One day love would ring me up In Pennsylvania And we'd never be the same again” The Mustang flies along...

Alphabet

Episode #675 January 8, 2022 My most viewed YouTube video of 2021 was “Alphabet.” It was posted in 2014 and has accumulated over 216,000 views.   This slide show was the result of a photography assignment by Chris Marquardt on the Tech Guy Radio Show with Leo Laporte. The photographs were taken during a road trip to Yellowstone National Park. The assignment was to photograph found-objects representing the letters of the alphabet. Here it is: Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4VnjFa-8MQ

Feta Pasta

Episode #674 January 1, 2022 We all like food. Sometimes i feel in a rut. i cook the same meals in endless rotation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiaBbzLJteY Recently a new item came into our selection and it is delicious. My wife Paula found a recipe for baked feta pasta. It is SO GOOD that i had to share it here in my bLog.   BAKED FETA PASTA INGREDIENTS: 12 oz package of multi color spiral Rotini pasta 3/4 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp parsley 1/2 tsp coarse ground pepper 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 1/2 onion...

December 25

Episode # 673 December 25, 2021       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjdt2r7s_EQ Rome December 17th, 100 BC It is the winter solstice. The days are beginning to lengthen. Thank Saturn for the change of season and this time of sowing seed. Clodia is in the kitchen baking a king cake. She mixes in a dried fava been, then places the cake in the oven. The smell of baking cake fills the domus. There is a knock on the door. It is Uncle Felix and his family. There are more guests in the yard. I usher them in through the Atrium and into...

Ice Cream

Episode #672 December 18, 2021 There are foods people love that stand above all others. They are delicious, addictive and irresistible.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySb1f9zWJkQ Ice cream has been a favorite of mine my entire life. i began my working career at a Foster’s Old Fashion Freeze. The silky cold of soft serve ice cream made the heat of my summer job melt away. Whenever i refilled the dispenser i made it my job to taste test that the frozen ice milk was the right consistency, temperature and flavor. My next job was at Baskin Robbins. While there are always 31 flavors...