Ricotta is the New Avocado

I came across an article in a cooking magazine recently that touted ricotta as the new avocado. I personally think there is nothing wrong with the “old” avocado – it’s versatile, delicious, and healthy – but I’m also buds with ricotta and always down for a little variety, so I decided to buy some andContinue reading “Ricotta is the New Avocado”

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All Drizzle, No Sizzle

Normally when the clock strikes midnight and we usher in a new year, things don’t feel all that different. Most years, there is little change. Tomorrow will look like yesterday. Next Christmas will look like this past Christmas. And so forth, and so on. 2018 is going to be the exception. Because the moment theContinue reading “All Drizzle, No Sizzle”

The Whys Have It

I am standing on a bluff in the Badlands, looking over a sprawling prairie so vast it appears endless. A towering cumulonimbus cloud blots out the sun as it advances across the plains in a slow, angry march. Thunder rumbles across the prairie, echoing through the canyons and castle-like spires of red-striped rock so intentlyContinue reading “The Whys Have It”

Inverse Correlations and Escaping Cats

Cats weren’t meant to be kept in bags, so I’m going to let this one out now and share a bit o’ news with y’all: Tara and I are moving to Rapid City, South Dakota next summer. Funny how something that started out as an off-the-cuff remark I never expected my wife to take seriously turnedContinue reading “Inverse Correlations and Escaping Cats”

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

You know how sometimes, occasionally, once in a blue moon, I have a tendency to stick my foot in my mouth and end up in an awkward situation? Oh, boy. A couple of days ago really took the cake. It started with a group text from a number I did not recognize. I assumed they’dContinue reading “Open Mouth, Insert Foot”

Make a Change

The timing of our trip was pretty fortuitous. Yesterday was devoted to exploring the Black Hills, and the weather could not have been more perfect: sunshine, a deep blue cloudless sky, and a temperature in the low 70s. Today was grey and rainy and it never climbed out of the 40s. We didn’t care though,Continue reading “Make a Change”