Monthly Archives: January 2021

Feline Friday

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The Devil Smoked Kools

A drawing I recently found in a crumbling folder filled with old grade school homework. I have no idea what the context was or why I drew it. I was probably 7 or 8 years old at the time.

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Pork Ragu

It’s been chilly in Philly, which makes for perfect stew weather – nothing better than making something that keeps the oven on for a couple of hours and warms the kitchen. This recipe calls for either a boneless pork shoulder … Continue reading

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Feline Friday

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Today I am adding a new category so that I can share my love of radio drama — Mystery Matinee. Radio was king for a large portion of the twentieth century, and it was from radio where Americans received most … Continue reading

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Read this students, QUIETLY!

My Weekly Reader from the Spring of 1972. I found this in a crumbling folder of ancient homework and handouts from grade school circa 1972. Teachers would hand these out and make the students read them QUIETLY so they could cadge … Continue reading

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We found out this morning that our friend Bill’s dog died. Ginger was a guest at many of our Thanksgiving dinners. She kept me company in the kitchen and guarded the oven until the turkey was done. Godspeed sweetheart.

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