Topping the Cake


With my wife sick on her birthday, we put off the birthday cake until tonight. I made a Cherry Garcia-based cake and then started the icing.   Here is 4 tbs butter, 1/3 cup milk, and 6 marshmallows. Going to be good!   Mix in 2 cups powdered sugar and 1/3 cup chocolate. Then top […]

A Happy Birthday


It is a real blessing to have a family and another year to spend with them. For my birthday, we’re playing with trains. Today, to celebrate the day I and many others were born, I want to give to you a share of my happiness. And, in the immortal words of Bill and Ted, Be […]

Happy Birthday, Loveless!

Twenty years ago today, my all-time favorite album was released to the world, obliterating the sonic mold that gave birth to it.  It spawned hundreds of copycats, but none that could handle the sonic onslaught, the shimmering vocals, and epic scale. “Only Shallow” by My Bloody Valentine Personally, I love that it feels otherworldly and […]