A great big headline to catch some attention, because everyone likes attention

So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.


Winter Warming Chili con Carne

Chili is one of those foods that can be made in seemingly infinite ways. It takes time to find the best recipe for your family. I’ve tried many recipes, and I’ve gotten feedback including too spicy, ho-hum, too thick, too many veggies. It’s taken me a few years to develop a recipe that my family loves. What that means for us is that it…


Gingerbread Lattes

I LOVE LOVE LOVE gingerbread lattes from Starbucks. I rarely go to Starbucks except during gingerbread latte season, and then, historically, I’ve been there almost daily during gingerbread latte season. But last year marked a switch for me. The closest Starbucks to my house in Boulder is truly abysmal. It takes them forever to make a gingerbread latte and far too…


Making Easy Tisanes

I love tea. Black tea, green tea, white tea, herbal “tea” (a/k/a tisanes). Now that winter is upon us, I’ve swapped out my cold brew coffee for a morning cup of hot coffee and many many many cups of tea throughout the day. There are many store-bought loose teas and packaged teas that I love and use. But sometimes I…


Add a Light Switch Where You Need One

One of the challenges in our entry way is that there is no light. The fixture that hangs above the entry is a fan with no light. The nearest lights are the lights in the kitchen and the (very ugly and dim) chandelier above the staircase. But getting to the switch for either requires walking a decent number of steps, which can be tough…