Category Archives: learning

Adjustments Needed.

It’s stunning how one decision starts a cascade of changes in life, like dominoes…propelling forward revealing new things, but once that domino falls, it takes some work to get things set back right.  That’s where I find myself these days. … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is Going On Here?!?

Most of my life I’ve longed to be a crafy person.  I’m just not.  I can follow instructions just fine, but left to my own devices….my mind is blank and cavernous. I wish I could troll through stores like Hobby … Continue reading

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Counting & Colors

I’ve started to believe the whole Resolutions thing should be done in the late spring. The impending threat of bathing suit season gives much more incentive to keep fitness/healthy goals than sweater weather and frigid conditions where ‘extra warmth’ can … Continue reading

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What My Father Has Given Me

It’s Father’s Day weekend.  Tomorrow I’ll join my brother and spend a ‘Day of Labor’ at my dad’s (this is now his favorite gift, as opposed to something from the store.) The writing below is part of what I gave … Continue reading

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Keep Holding On..

Over the past weeks and months, Mother Nature has held a fairly firm grip on the headlines.  While we’ve all heard it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, in 2011 she’s been a downright hormonal, fit throwing shrew.   … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Lessons, In the Kitchen.

In this space I often share recipes, cooking ideas, and experiences. Some items turn out great, others land me in the kitchen for hours, cursing over bubbling pots and pans. But a few end up being funny stores of calamity, … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Make a Mess…Not a Menu

This post is a bit challenging for me. That’s because it’s embarrassing to write.  I made a simple yet Vital mistake, and ruined my meal tonight. All week-long I’d been trying to come up with something to make for Slow … Continue reading

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Oh The Pasta-bilities!

A  few weeks ago I took a pasta class.  Groupon had offered a deal on a cooking class from Arkansas Extended Learning Center and within a few hours I was carefully studying the file, picking out which courses I would … Continue reading

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Chop It Up…but Please Leave Your Fingers Intact

I finally had my first cooking class.  Knife Skills. I made it imperative to go to this class first.  I viewed it as the quintessential building block for cooking technique. So I went-toting along with me knives, a notebook, and … Continue reading

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Clicking Through Classes

I’ve been considering some kind of cooking classes for a while now.  A good handful of people have encouraged me to leave my current career path and tie on an apron for good. I’m not convinced I want to go that … Continue reading

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