Don’t let your demons scare you

Time for some real talk. This will be a long post! This past year, the topic of mental illness and mental health has been brought front and center on both sides of the fence; with some using it to justify their arguments one way or the other for various lock down measures, or lack there... Continue Reading →

Dear Dad… (An open letter)

It feels like it's been a lifetime since you left us here. And life has finally started to feel like it has some semblance of normalcy in it again. I've settled back into my life here in the big city and I've had more good days than bad for the first time in a long... Continue Reading →

(Vegetable) Soup For the Soul

“Anyone who tells a lie has not pure heart, and cannot make good soup.”― Ludwig van Beethoven I love soup. This is no secret. Anyone who has every spoken to me about food will know this. In the last 6 months, soup has also become a very big part of my diet and I don't think... Continue Reading →

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five Well, it's been a minute since I've read a book. But life has been pretty crazy. I finally managed to get one done though. This is a book that was recommended to me by a friend. I'm not one... Continue Reading →

A Time for Reflection.

“Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.”― Siddhartha Gautama One of the most memorable years in a long time... Continue Reading →

Beef and Barley stew

Old man winter has come and settled over us finally. The days are short and my inspirational urges to write, even shorter. The only reasonable way to make it through these long winter months is to make soup and stew, and a lot of it. Beef and barley stew is usually a hit or miss... Continue Reading →

Banana Muffins For the Soul.

I've been stuck at home for the last few days and I tend to get antsy and anxious when this happens. I'm not an emotional eater... but I am an emotional cook and baker. Come to think of it, this is how this whole blog got started. Being stuck at home also has some other... Continue Reading →

Burning that midnight oil

Well it's been what feels like a lifetime since I've written anything here. This blog got very quiet when the world got very dark and that what somewhat intentional. The world and life was very chaotic, and in many ways still is, but there are some ways that we are starting to return to normalcy.... Continue Reading →

No More Boring Chicken (NZD #20)

Lately I've been working on adjusting my diet to better suit my increased activity level as well as my increased age. Along with that, I made a very important decision. I decided that I was worth spending the extra money on chicken for meals during the week. The issue with chicken, at least for myself,... Continue Reading →

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