Food 4Thought

ramblings from a food writer & former professional chef

World Building

Remember when you were a kid, and had that one favourite thing to play with or do? Maybe it was a particular toy, like Hot Wheels cars ("dinkies"), or a doll, or Legos. Maybe it was a particular activity, like... Continue Reading →

Are you there God? It’s me, Liz

Dear God, It seems odd writing to someone I'm not sure exists. I guess not too odd really, considering I did write letters to Santa for years. As you know, I suppose, I grew up Roman Catholic and was taught... Continue Reading →

Perspective: Bed Lift

There's now a long track running across our bedroom ceiling, over our bed. It's where a very strong motor lives, and when we hook up a sling to a motor, I can get in and out of bed with no... Continue Reading →

Insomnia (not enough sheep)

Insomnia Nonnet Sun setting, night falls, sandman rising Blithely skipping over my bed Counting sheep, I want braised shanks Warm milk, stomach curdles Lullaby? too old Drugs? Just Say No toss and turn Hello Moon

What do you mean, it’s February?

I can't believe the last time I posted was early January, but I can't say I don't know where the time went. For the first time since diagnoses, I have been paralyzed with fear. Not general fear, but a very... Continue Reading →

Annus (and 1/2) Horribilis

So yeah, talk about understatement. The latter part of 2015, and all of 2016, were not good for our family. We lost both of our beloved Newfs and our cat, and of course there was my devastating diagnosis of ALS,... Continue Reading →

The Meaning of Life, Sorta

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away. --David Viscott,¬†American psychiatrist & author After my last post, in which I mused... Continue Reading →

O Christmas Tree

See that huge tree on the right? Hanging over the walkway? Kind of looks like a sorry pine to me, but tree id isn't my strong suit. It has strange looking cones that resemble upside down wasp nests. And the... Continue Reading →

Christmas Wish List

Christmas is all about snow, and I was missing snow earlier this month. If only, I thought, if only I could see snow again! Then it snowed in Victoria, enough to blanket the ground for a couple of days. Well,... Continue Reading →

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