So sad to hear of Katherine Johnson’s passing. Her contributions to the U.S. Space program were extraordinary, breaking down barriers for women and people of color in the field of mathematics. We just watched the movie Hidden Figures about a week ago, too. Ms. Johnson lived to be 101 years old. May she Rest in Peace.
I’ve been cutting back on carbs and sugar, and trying out lots of keto recipes. This one for Keto Chili has quickly become a favorite in my household. I use hot sausage to add an extra level of flavor. You can find the recipe on Suzanne Ryan’s site, Keto Karma: https://ketokarma.com/keto-chili/
My co-worker sent me this photo this morning. He spotted a ship down at the port with my name on it and couldn’t resist passing it along.
As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, I want to tell you about my Dad. He wasn’t an Apollo 11 astronaut, and he wasn’t famous, but he was there with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins when they arrived on the Moon 50 years ago today. My dad was an electricalRead more about Moon Landing 50th Anniversary — Thinking of My Dad[…]
Yes, even our birds are allies!
A recent article assignment required me to do some research on the U.S. Postal Service. Along the way, I found this bit of history regarding the earliest days of the postal system, and the use of slaves to deliver the mail. The Constitutional Post was founded in 1774 by William Goddard, as a way forRead more about Black History Month: Racism at the USPS[…]
Social media provides an open platform for speaking one’s mind, and there are many who take advantage of this medium in order to express their thoughts and opinions. It’s a great way to share your feelings, communicate, and engage with a large audience, beyond just the scope of your own friends and family. In thatRead more about Preach[…]
Last week, a cow in New Jersey made headlines when it escaped from a truck that was en route to a slaughterhouse, kicking her way out onto a busy stretch of Route 80. She was rescued from the highway and sent to live out her days at an animal sanctuary in Wantage, NJ. But herRead more about Slaughterhouse Escapee Gives Birth Days Later[…]
This year’s menu…and yes, we decided that escargots does count as a fish, even though it is technically a land snail. According to the Catholic Church, escargots is acceptable to eat on “meat fasting” days, so if it’s good enough for the Pope, it’s good enough for me. (For the sticklers out there, we alsoRead more about Christmas Eve 2018: Feast of the Seven Fishes….well, actually, 12[…]
“If in Heaven, we don’t meet, Hand in hand, we’ll bear the heat. And if it ever gets too hot, Pepsi Cola hits the spot.” Laverne & Shirley was one of my favorite shows growing up. My best friend’s name started with an “S”, and mine starts with an “L”, so naturally we considered ourselvesRead more about R.I.P. Penny Marshall[…]