National Aunts and Uncles Day

The timing of this national day should not come as a surprise as yesterday was National Cousins Day. After all, without aunts and uncles you couldn't have cousins. See how I went all profound there? I didn't do a post on cousins day yesterday, but did a year ago. You can find that here... https://walterthinnes.blog/2019/07/24/national-cousins-day/Continue reading National Aunts and Uncles Day

Book Review – The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

As my quarantine beard hews closer to that of James A. Garfield's, it is only fitting that my most recent read was this excellent book by Candice Millard. She fills out a fascinating story of our 20th president who only served for about half a year before being shot by Charles Guiteau. I had a … Continue reading Book Review – The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

Footnotes #24 – Getting around and about

It's been several months since I posted a health update. Partly because my recovery seems insignificant in context of the global pandemic and partly because I am in a stage of incremental improvement and hopefully final stages. My ankle is essentially locked forever due to the rod holding it together. I am finally acclimating to … Continue reading Footnotes #24 – Getting around and about

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