Tag Archives: moving ahead

Heat Stroke

Damn it all.
This is driving me mad.
Like dogs and Englishmen
under the broiling summer sun.

I do not enjoy summer.
Slow shimmering burn
of your clingy moist heat.

I do not enjoy simmering cremation.
The rancid smell of my sweat oozing
between bodily cracks and crevices.

Clearly I am no Sam McGee for
I truly believe:
It is much nicer to have ice
in my boots and toes.

Ramble: An Empty Jar of Honey

Happy Mother’s day Mom.

Mom liked a small dollop of honey in her coffee and tea.
In 2017 this full jar of honey arrived at my home from clearing out my Mom’s estate. Today the jar is empty save for a few bits of crystallized sweetness clinging to the insides like memories.

Honey from Mom

I am now boiling water to make tea in the jar and remember.

Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. With honey and memories.

Happy Mother’s day to all moms and others who have been there when a mom was needed.
May you be treated with the respect and kindness you have earned.

Recipes: Banana Bread

I love bananas a whole bunch! And apparently I don’t eat them fast enough and end up with a few overripe brown ones! But that is why we make banana bread!

1/2 cupĀ Butter (at room temperature!) (or margarine)
1 cups sugar (white or brown)
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cup white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup walnut pieces

Prepare a 9×5 loaf pan (grease and flour); Pr-heat oven to 350F

1) In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients thoroughly in a bowl.
2) In another bowl cream together the sugar and butter until well mixed; Mix in the eggs, vanilla and lemon.
3) Mix in the banana and sour cream with the butter mixture
4) Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients mixing until evenly blended
5) Pour the batter into the loaf plan, give the pan a shake and a bump to settle the batter.

Bake for 60 minutes (check that a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean)

Let cool a few minutes – and then enjoy!

My Song

This is my song
It isn’t very long
In fact, it’s kinda short
Cause this is all I wrote.

I could have made it longer
But then it would be even wronger
Cause then this damn song
Would be way too long

And now that I am done
I must say it was rather fun
This reble act of creation
Brought me much elation



English: A small whirlpool in a pond
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

no matter how stable
no matter how calm
somehow you manage
to turn it all wrong

one moment we’re laughing
the next moment you’re gone
leaving me to wonder
where I really belong

I don’t need the turmoil
of a daily crisis du jour
where the sad end result
is this same tired song

no matter how crazy
no matter how odd
somehow you expect
I’ll just go along

Well here’s a surprise
for you to enjoy
I’m done with the battles
I’m sounding the gong

I’m escaping your vortex
that is keeping me down.