First baked bread from FWSY

I bought and read Ken Forkish’s Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza a long damn time ago. Ok… maybe a year at most. I desperately wanted to try his methods and recipes for good bread. This Thanksgiving was a great excuse to throw my hat in the ring. Baking bread … [Read more…]

2016 Birthday Horror-scope

From today’s Washington Post: This year you enjoy more levity and your communication skills soar. If you are single, your social attributes emerge, often making you the life of the party. Others clearly enjoy your company. If you are attached, the two of you often can be seen swapping news, laughing and enjoying each other’s … [Read more…]

Sea Witch Festival 2014

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id=”2″] Now that the introductions are complete, I can write about last weekend. When I picked up Bea from the Rescue, they told me about this yearly event they hold in Rehoboth Beach. From the way I understood it (or how my pea brain failed to recognize the finer details that were being explained … [Read more…]

Introducing Ms. Bea

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id=”3″] After giving up Willow, I felt my self-confidence as a dog owner and lover was rattled to the point that I vowed, “Never again.” This was a silly and fatalistic approach to dog ownership given the challenges I had faced with Willow, but I still felt somewhat a failure and I questioned my … [Read more…]

The blog is back – part duex

The blog is back… again. Part of me thinks I should just bite the bullet and pay for an offsite server. Cause you see… back this summer, my Mini’s hard drive died – the very same Mini I run this site on. I managed to save the data and put in a SSD to replace … [Read more…]

Photo TMI 005: Top of the Rock

From outside the Top of the Rock Observatory atop the GE Building – pointed downtown. Times Square is see in the right. In this shot, I had to use my tripod as a monopod because the security guard wouldn’t let me extend the legs. Dumb. But not that it mattered because there are thick glass … [Read more…]

Thanks Obama…. Care?

I am a lurker on Reddit and one of the funnier, if not more ridiculous subreddits is the ThanksObama section. My title from this post is a nod to this section of Reddit, but I am not sure what I am about to write about would be fitting in this sarcastic blame game there. Perhaps … [Read more…]

All of these movies turn 30 this year

Or, Damn-I’m-Old… Ghostbusters The Terminator Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Beverly Hills Cop Gremlins A Nightmare on Elm Street Police Academy This is Spinal Tap Revenge of the Nerds Purple Rain The Karate Kid Splash Red Dawn

Goodbye, Beautiful

Those were my last words to Willow before I turned and walked out the door. For every moment before; when I had been upset, afraid, angry, thinking this was a mistake, and wishing I hadn’t put myself in this position – I knew that this final moment would be tough. And it was. A volunteer … [Read more…]