Archive for 2008

Loving Country

I wasn’t always a country fan. I hated it when I was younger. I used to think that you had to live in the Midwest and own a ranch to like country music. Then I met a pretty girl that loved it. You can imagine how that went. I let her change the station in [...]

Old Wives In The Kitchen – Age-Old Advice That Works – And Some That Doesn’t!

By Eleanor Knowles Most people love food, whether they admit it or not. And lots of us don’t mind a drop of nostalgia now and then too. Combine the two and you’ve got a recipe for one of those “I remember my Granny making the most delicious apple pie from the fruit tree in the [...]

Food and the Family

By Elea Almazora I grew up in a culture where everything – I’m not kidding, I do mean EVERYTHING – is pretty much celebrated with food. We have fantastically wonderful spreads during the Christmas and New Year seasons, treat each other to a special lunch or dinner on birthdays, even bring little snacks over to [...]

A Crazy Whim

Spring is here, the time for planting gardens. Some years I plant them, some I don’t. This year I did because of the price of gasoline. I get crazy ideas like that from time to time. I once chose the car I was going to buy based on the trip I was about to take. [...]

There is No Medicine for Leaky Boats

Boats aren’t built with the idea that they will leak. But if a boat springs a leak and begins to fill with water, a bilge pump will solve the problem. Using a bilge pump isn’t the ideal situation for any boat though. No, the ideal is for the boat to float and keep the water [...]

180 Million Reasons to Win the Lottery

In 2007 baseball revenues were over six billion dollars. The commissioner made over 14 million dollars. The average player made 3.1 million dollars. Average, that means some were higher and some were lower. If you do the math, about half the players made lower, most of them around the minimum of 400,000 dollars. Stars on [...]

Believing in Dabu

It was Friday and I was really hungry for Chinese. I innocently asked a few people I work with to go to the Chinese buffet with me. They recoiled in horror. “You can’t eat meat on a Friday!” “Why?” I asked with curiosity. “Aren’t you Catholic? You can’t eat meat on Fridays during lent.” “Oh,” [...]

10 Things Guys Hate to Hear in Bed

By Carl Megill First, let me assure you that I’m not going to bring this list down to the lowest common denominator with a bunch of mindless, idiotic, sexual references. If you want that kind of list, perhaps you should be reading such tripe somewhere else. Anyone can write an article that exploits sex. That’s [...]

Diamond Hunting In The Wal-Mart Parking Lot

By Myla Madson I tell you, my oldest daughter is something else. Last summer she would wake up at the crack of dawn and ride her bike to the mall. It was only a short distance away and she would ride with friends so it wasn’t so much a safety concern I was having, but [...]

Write and Grow Rich

By Suzanne Harrison Are there any writers out there who don’t want to make money from writing? Who don’t want to earn a living from their writing? Who don’t want to become rich from their writing? Well, there probably are. And that’s fine. But this article isn’t for them. This article is for you. You [...]