San Antonio Travelogue

I’m sitting in front of my monitor wondering if trying to document a recent getaway to San Antonio while in a COVID-induced brain fog is a good idea. But at least this time I have an excuse for any weirdness that you read. Also, be forewarned…this is a loooonnngg post. After all, I have nothing… Continue reading San Antonio Travelogue

HEB Giveth…And Taketh Away

Mondays are our usual grocery shopping days, and today was no exception. The HEB store in Marble Falls was practically deserted when we got there around noon…at least compared to the pre-Thanksgiving madness of last week. We picked up everything on our list plus about fifty things that weren’t and headed for the checkout, where… Continue reading HEB Giveth…And Taketh Away

A San Antonio Travelogue: Food, Music, More Food, More Music

Last weekend we met friends in San Antonio and spent a few days enjoying some quite varied activities and events in that amazing city. If you haven’t been to SA before, or if your exposure has been limited to the often frantic and always touristy downtown portion of the Riverwalk, the following is a sort… Continue reading A San Antonio Travelogue: Food, Music, More Food, More Music

Toast Alert

I hate to disappoint you if you came here looking for tips regarding scorched bread, but while I am an acknowledged — yet exceedingly humble — expert on the subject, I’m actually here to warn you about the app named Toast.  You may have encountered Toast at a restaurant that has adopted it as its… Continue reading Toast Alert

COVID Cooking: Chile Rellenos

So, I was doing some spring cleaning, hosing down the Gazette archives, when I ran across some articles that I never got around to publishing, due to my incredibly busy regimen of being retired. And I realized that the Gazette’s Food & Drink category was more lacking in nutrients than a Fletcher’s corn dog at… Continue reading COVID Cooking: Chile Rellenos

Random Thursday: The Friday Edition

It’s cold and rainy and dreary…and I’ve decided that I’d be the world’s worst arsonist. It might have taken hours to build, but it is cozy. I did finally get a conflagration going in the fireplace, but it took an entire edition of the Wall Street Journal and most of my kindling to accomplish that.… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Friday Edition

A Week in the Texas Hill Country

MLB and I spent last week at Horseshoe Bay, and it turned into quite a busy time. (Important Note: The following is the equivalent of showing blurry vacation slides from that trip with your parents to Knott’s Berry Farm to captive friends who reciprocate by never coming back to your house, even when tempted by… Continue reading A Week in the Texas Hill Country