2020 MLB finally getting underway – Go Reds!

After an interruption from a particularly nasty virus Major League Baseball gets underway today in an abbreviated season. Schedule adjustments and rule changes abound to squeeze in a semblance of a season as training will be held at home stadiums and Opening Day will happen on July 23. There is good and bad news for … Continue reading 2020 MLB finally getting underway – Go Reds!

National Waffle Iron Day with a new trick

I've written about this national day before and gave my sourdough waffle recipe with it a couple of years ago and you can find it here. https://walterthinnes.blog/2018/06/29/national-waffle-iron-day/ But for this year, I decided to try a new trick for me. Not my idea but I really liked the concept. Cook up some tater tots in … Continue reading National Waffle Iron Day with a new trick

National Pecan Sandies Day and a product endorsement

I do love cookies and most especially the delicious variation called Pecan Sandies. This shortbread goodie with delicious nuts just hits my sweet spot. But my sweet spot is the problem. I have my Type II Diabetes under control but I still love some sugary goodness. Hard to resist. For the most part sugar free … Continue reading National Pecan Sandies Day and a product endorsement

Happy Juneteenth and a note about Federal Holidays

155 years ago today, on June 19th, 1865, a contingent of Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas and advised local enslaved African Americans that they were free. This was a year and a half after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued and almost two months after the surrender of Lee's army, effectively ending the American Civil … Continue reading Happy Juneteenth and a note about Federal Holidays

An ancient curse: May you live in interesting times

I usually pursue trivial topics in this silly blog. National Days. Food. National Food Days. That sort of things. Sorry to digress but I must address what is happening now. Mob violence has been a threat to the authorities throughout time. The Romans famously used "Bread and Circuses" to keep the peace. Since the 1960's … Continue reading An ancient curse: May you live in interesting times