All about cooking and wine

the incredible egg

well, it over boiled

but was still good


some of the best meals are

cooked from those who learned

from trial and error


American meals are often delicious,

but try something from another culture

that can be just as tasty


cooking can take long hours,

but don’t forget quick meals

you’ll save time


I still eat meat

and vegetables,

it’s all up to the individual


my favorite wine, Martini & Rossi

mild and delicious

no bland taste at all






Is Your Water Safe?

City spokesman said tap water is safe

they continue to monitor microsystin in Lake Erie

so be careful


toxic water

is still a threat

to residents in Toledo, Oh


CDC report

harmful algal blooms

a problem around the world


health officials say tap water is safe

decision based on visual observations and not test results

avoid contact from Anthony Wayne Bridge to the river’s mouth


buying bottles of water

to be on the safe side,



children, elderly, and others

take precautions,

health advisory


no swimming or wading in Maumee River

watch local news

and check sources


in 35 years,

an advocate for clean air

said his Lake Erie area is worse than ever


phosphorous –mostly spring fertilizer

runoff from farm fields in Northwest Ohio

is part of the problem








Stop and think

tough words

ranting back and forward

like other things, will come to an end


a need to move forward

not backward,

but time is limited


we have the right to make a stand

govern self accordingly,

but don’t lose insight


we’re in jeopardy

on all levels,

will we learn from history?


prayer never happens without works

we pull together

as a people


look within

stop blaming others

we’re all guilty of something at times


Food for Thought

wearing two colors

black and white

which one gets dirty fast?

the white one.

No, the dirt shows up more because

white is light.


the sun rises in the east

and sets in the west.

No, the earth goes around the sun

as all the other planets.

But the sun looks as if it’s actually

rising and setting at different times.


nothing from nothing leaves nothing,

you can’t take nothing from something

because there is nothing


They say, ”If you try hard enough, you will succeed.”

Even if you don’t succeed, something good

should happen just the same


Jesus rose on the third day,

but Friday to Sunday are not three days

and remember, Jesus had already risen.

Unfortunately, some people misinterpret what the Bible says

which causes confusion to this day


Akhenaten believed the sun was god,

but Moses and other Hebrews who

became Israelites believed in the true God,

not a thing to represent.


Our lives are so different at times

hiding around

right in the public’s view

but still unseen


using fake money

they find ways to trick us

until finally caught


working for government agents

anywhere in the world

they all have many things in common


believe it or not

facts are different for some people

they see what they want


simple things are sometimes more important,

but don’t ask some people

they have a tendency to overlook


looking back on life

wonder where has time gone,

it’s movement never changes


don’t fret over older people

just remember,

younger ones can be a real pain too


lost in love

lost way too much,

eventually you should gain something




Something to share

Winding down for the night,

but a juicy scene for my book came up

and it can’t wait for later.


reading the headlines

same old news

every single day


wasted all that money

won’t get a dime back,

no, it wasn’t me


try and you still fail,

but we never know what the future will be,

so eventually good will come


opposites do attract

on those rare occasions

when you least expect it


Games that we play

tilting side by side

it’s a racing game

the highest score wins

no strain, no pain

nothing real to fret over

auto simulation



curves are too narrow

one wrong move could be the last,

but I’m not paying to remove ads

because free ones are just as good


fast and furious

males as well as females

how well you play is all that matters


breaking down barriers

we’re all here,

but life is much more than games


the game of thrones

has slipped from views

new ones have taken prominence

and the cycle repeats


You knew it wasn’t true

We don’t always mean to, but it comes out anyway. We were all taught not to tell lies. Well, that’s easier said than done. ”But it was only a little lie.” That’s how it gets started. Little ones end up being bigger ones. They are all the same. Please, don’t point fingers because we’re all guilty of not telling the truth at some point in our lives. As long as we’re here on this planet, we’re going to make mistakes. There’s no getting around to it. Because we were born in sin, but that doesn’t mean we should dwell in it. Sometimes, we’re so ashamed of what we said or did. It hurts so much, we wish we could hide ourselves forever and never look back.

We’ll be sitting around and what comes up? Something we said or did that didn’t seem to matter at the time. Well, if possible apologize. But some of us can’t do that. I suppose it’s pride or shame. We’ll look back and say, ”Why didn’t I do this or that?” We get so angry at each other. But sometimes, those feelings are so deep that no matter how many times you or the other person apologizes, it will never be enough. They can’t or won’t let it go. No matter who was right or wrong. It’s one of those unfortunate things that we should think about.