ArchiveDecember 2021

Change of Plans


When I posted my last entry on Monday, I indicated that you probably wouldn’t be hearing from me for a week or two because we would be traveling. I’m hoping that this is true for you as well and that when I send out my reminder that there’s something new to read, I will be flooded with “Out of the Office” notifications. Unfortunately, I’m still here, writing to a diminished holiday audience...

New Hampshire: The Wrong Road Taken


Loyal readers of this blog know that I have a special attachment to New Hampshire. We lived in the state for 11 years and have returned each summer save one for almost 40 years to the Peterborough area which is our home base. In addition to the annual summer deep dives into the political events of the moment, I continue to read the local newspaper, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, published twice...

Celiac Blues


Now that we’re back to inviting people to dinner – in small batches – we’ve resumed the practice of including in the invite a question about food restrictions. On occasion we’ve been amused by the dueling requirements listed by the guests – gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, kosher, lactose intolerant, soy intolerant, nut allergies – which sometimes rule out just about every recipe in our playbook...

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