Did you know? Aluminum Foil

Did you know that aluminum foil now has a shiny side and a dull side? The dull side is nonstick so use that side whenever you are baking breads or reheating anything with cheese or breading to keep it from sticking. đŸ’¡ Using the dull side also makes it easier to reuse the foil for… Continue reading Did you know? Aluminum Foil


The Real Face of Breast Cancer for October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That means lots of pink everywhere, talk about breast cancer, honoring “survivors”, supporting “fighters and warriors”, and honoring those who have been lost with pinwheels and ribbons. But what does it really mean to have breast cancer and to deal with it uprooting your life? Well, I’ll tell you.… Continue reading The Real Face of Breast Cancer for October

Blessing of the Animals

The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, is October 4. Every year, on the first or second Sunday of October, Episcopal churches around the country honor the feast day with the Blessing of the Animals. People and animal organizations bring dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, turtles, Guinea… Continue reading Blessing of the Animals

Summer 2021 has gone, and taken the BroodX Cicadas with it.

Despite the fact that it was 80some degrees here in DC with humidity still high enough to drench you when you walk out of your house, fall has definitely arrived. Signs include pumpkin anything available at any retail outlet you visit  (I swear pumpkin gas was available at my station the other day.), shorter days,… Continue reading Summer 2021 has gone, and taken the BroodX Cicadas with it.

Change taskbar color on Windows 10

Microsoft just issued another update to Windows 10. Version 19042.928 is rolling out to users and changing all of their taskbars to white. It is a fairly simple fix, IF you know the steps. Note: This will change your background image and you will not be able to use another theme if you want to… Continue reading Change taskbar color on Windows 10

Remembering back. Looking ahead.

In the weeks leading up to the US shutting down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I took a trip to Nashville, by plane, for a weekend leadership retreat at Vanderbilt University, my alma mater; watched the Richmond Spiders play basketball at a sold-out game in Richmond; volunteered for Spaghetti Bingo for Homeward Trails — the… Continue reading Remembering back. Looking ahead.