Along the Way

I tried a bit of ice cream the other day, a popular brand, and didn’t like it. The taste of sugar was so overpowering, it was impossible for me to taste anything else. When I bake, I under-sweeten. I want to taste nuts and fruit and chocolate, experience how they complement each other. Sugar should … More Along the Way

Sticks and Stones

The bunny is staying far from that tree limb. It has the right idea. I look at the ground when I walk, not really what you’re supposed to do. Bad posture, alignment, and all that. But I don’t care. During the summer, I made the mistake of looking up, away from where I was stepping … More Sticks and Stones

Bugs

I have my favorites: cicadas, which are big and noisy and easily confused into slapstick maneuvers when they occasionally wind up indoors; moths, which must be escorted out before they head for the closet to multiply; spiders, which eat mosquitoes that sneak inside for pre-dawn attacks; crickets, which like to show off by leaping into … More Bugs