This I Believe

This I Believe

I found my keyboard a little earlier than usual this morning.  When one of the young ones is under the weather, I’m up and on duty.  The little guy woke at 4:00 a.m. with a mild fever and cough.  He’s back to sleep now but I’ve started my day reading something to wake the senses . . . National Public Radio’s “This I Believe.”  Five random essays later:  welcome to Wednesday.  Browse or listen: 




Chowder for the Wolf at the Door

When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our

Apple Soup Sendoff

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Peppered Corn Meal

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