Done with Mother’s Day

Screw Hallmark - as far as I'm concerned, May 5th was my ideal Mother's Day. No matter what happens next Sunday, I will cherish the day I had, from the scandalously late start to the fortified-with-an-afternoon-nap late ending - perfect! Let me be a little more specific... Saturday night, I shot a SEEN gallery down … Continue reading Done with Mother’s Day

12 Days of Christmas ~ Dining DelSo

On the fourth day of Christmas I checked out a spot in the neighborhood where I find it easy to enjoy visions of sugarplums any time of the year - Emack & Bolio.  Yes, that's right, it's not just ice cream here, friends.  There's a full assortment of luscious candies and chocolates,  smoothies and espresso … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas ~ Dining DelSo


So, a couple of weeks ago our coffee maker died.  It was a Cuisinart and it had served us reasonably well for 5 or 6 years.  I say reasonably well, because Tom was less than impressed by the temperature of the coffee produced and I had experienced a few too many times its tendency for … Continue reading Brew