It’s Simple Math

I have a visitor and as long as I keep feeding it, it will continue to stay.   It came unexpectantly, slowing creeping into my life and refusing to leave.   It goes into hiding and only comes out when I’m sitting.  It’s favourite snack is Liquorice Allsorts and it loves it when I devour…

Mug

The longest relationship I’ve had with a non-living entity would be with “Mug”. Purchased in the summer of 1974 in Edmonton, Alberta, it has been by my side ever since.  Certainly, there are other possessions that have been with me longer.  However, they sit hidden in cupboards, drawers, boxes, and places where they will probably…

Zone Out

Madison Square Park, 8:00 PM New York City An evening walk in New York City to see the Flatiron Building led us to Madison Square Park.  We decided to take a break and sit on one of the many benches. The park was bustling with people.  Everyone was taking advantage of the beautiful evening with…

Joani’s Kitchen

My current cooking interests are about par with ironing clothes.  I know I need to iron that cotton shirt before I can wear it.  However, I’ll look in my closet for something else to wear. If I serve baked beans as part of an evening meal.  I question whether I need to heat the beans…

The Coke Box

In the Chinese tradition, it is expected for family members to pitch in and work at the family business.  As with many Asian families, this was the cafe. At our cafe, we were always well-stocked with all the chocolate bars, potato chips, pop, and cigarettes.  It was my job to work at the cash register…

Americano? or Espresso and Hot Water?

New York, NY April 25, 2011  7:47 AM In search of the perfect cup of Americano.  A challenge we presented ourselves in our recent trip to Boston and New York. At home we indulge in our own version of the Americano.  First thing in the morning with my newspaper and another mid-afternoon with a tasty…