Okay, he is not from there, but my 19-year-old son (see "Joel") is in Costa Rica for his second winter in Central America. Last year he spent a month in Belize and four months in Guatemala exploring the culture, the language, and --mostly-- the birds. He has been writing a blog about his adventures that … Continue reading Central American Son
A couple months ago, my brother, George Such, suggested that I submit some of my essays and/or drawings to various journals for publication. Many dozens of his poems have been published in print and on-line journals over the last decade. After I overcame my initial hesitation and uncertainty, I took his advice. At the end … Continue reading Publishing Coincidence
While browsing around on WordPress.com last night, I came across a short article called “Simplified Fish Skinning.” It sounded interesting and useful. Ironically, I had removed a frozen 4-pack of trout to thaw in the refrigerator a couple days ago. I freeze our freshly-caught trout submerged in a bag of water. This keeps them fresh … Continue reading A Miracle with Fish!
We missed having Joel home for Christmas this year... he has been out on his own adventure in Central America for nearly two months now, and apparently has no plans to return anytime soon. Check out his blog at joelsuch.com
Leo has been my friend and neighbor for the last 30 years. He is now 100 years old. I have watched him grow old with grace and good humor. I watched him say goodbye to his wife, Helen, and in the sadness and despair that followed, I watched him continue to put one foot in … Continue reading Leo
A quick Thanksgiving Day sketch of one of my favorite farmers on his favorite beast of burden. This is a pen and ink scribble highlighted with some colored pencils. Farmer John
Okay, here is a recipe that has taken "years" to develop. These are a somewhat substantial appetizer with many different flavors that are not typically combined. Please use a meat that tastes interesting like goat or lamb or venison. Grape leaf preparation: Pick young, tender grape leaves about 5-6 inches wide. This recipe will need 2 … Continue reading The Tangy Dolma