Monthly Archives: March 2014

Heartlander of the Week: Go Team!

To the Michigan State Spartan Men’s Basketball Team!!!!  Elite 8, Baby!!!!!!!!!!

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Heartlander of the Week: Beat Them All

To NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball, for completely defying prediction.  The Billion Dollar “Perfect Bracket” challenge died in game 25 of the First Round.  Hilarious. When I was little, I had this aunt who was really old and only watched … Continue reading

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Musings of a Recovering Clutterbug, Episode 6: Your Stuff Is Not Inherently Evil

There is a deeply held belief in some corners of contemporary American society that all stuff was acquired to be thrown away, the sooner the better.  No, not really.  It’s OK to keep stuff.  Especially if you like it, do … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Torta Take One

In honor of Pi Day last Friday, I made (attempted to make) Torta, the Spanish Omlette potato egg thing that is always so yummy at Spanish restaurants and is renowned to be impossible. Well, I found a recipe online that … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Puppy Love

To Hank the dog and the Milwaukee Brewers.  You always get more out of love than you ever put in.  I’m sure the Brewers and their fans will come to realize what many of us already know about rescue animals—they … Continue reading

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Musings of a Recovering Clutterbug, Episode 5: What to Throw Away

OK, so far I’ve been largely philosophical.  Now to be a bit more formulaic. There are probably lots of people and websites and advice on what to keep and what to toss.  Honestly, I disagree with a lot of this … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday Special: Roast Potatoes

So, I like making oven roast potatoes to eat as a snack or a side.  I make a big batch and store them in the fridge as long as they last, which usually isn’t long. I’ve had mixed success, though, … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: In the Hands of God

To everyone on board the Malaysian Airlines plane that is missing. Oh, Dear.  An airplane is too big to lose.  That feeling of my throat closing and the saliva building up in my mouth, like a reflex.  Sad enough on … Continue reading

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Musings of a Recovering Clutterbug, Episode 4: No You Can’t Just Throw It Away

So, You’re committed to cleaning up the clutter.  Maybe you have even gathered it up into a big pile, a box, a large hamper, or several of the above.  Now you think:  “I can get this over fast.  I’ll just … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Happy

To Pharrell Williams for Happy. For a reminder of a day when pop music was Baby Love and My Girl.  Sunshine on Cloudy Days.  Before raw layers were exposed and our music reflected it.  Before Motown traded Songs of carefree … Continue reading

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