Author Archives: missbodie

About missbodie

The Dragon Lady is a life long tea drinker. Her first coffee shops were Big Boy and the Oriental Diner in downtown Milwaukee. She lives in our Nation's Capital with three bicycles and an energetic tabby cat.

Dog Days of Summer

This past week was the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and this past weekend was the 10th Anniversary of when the levees failed. All of which is a reminder that Dennis Hastert was right. It is little understood elsewhere that … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: A Mighty Wind

This week’s Heartlander is El Nino because . . . .  Why Not? I think we all need a reminder from time to time that there are bigger stronger forces in this World than us.  Mother Nature’s little ones running … Continue reading

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Seen and Not Heard

Having repatriated to Suburbia about three and a half years ago, I find myself swimming in slightly different waters. Not so much with sharks, I have freshwater roots, after all—Large Mouth Bass might be more appropriate. Which is to say, … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Live Simply

I think one of the most enjoyable things about gluten-free living is that it really makes life simpler.  Once you’re into it, eating at home, cooking breakfast, making desserts and sides and snacks, and even homemade bread is easier as … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Who’s Coming to Dinner?

This week’s Heartlander is he who is conspicuous by his absence at the Table—Lindsay Graham. According to Quinnipiac, The Donald leads the Republican field. Mr. Graham is not on the list . . . . Northern though I be, I … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Oat Rolls

So, to follow on last week, I made Oat Soda Bread Dinner Rolls.  (No pics, still on the Information Superhighway’s breakdown lane, traveling fifteen miles an hour single file and minding the guys with the orange flags.) So, I used … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Never Forget

This week’s Heartlanders are the investigators who are still searching for answers in the Malaysian Airlines MH370. With all seriousness, events like this make a big splash in the news, the Masses follow the updates for a few weeks, and … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Oat Soda Bread

So, I have returned from hiatus. This hiatus was a working hiatus and a technical difficulties hiatus, not a vacation hiatus. No, no, the past few months have not been a vacation. :-* One of my discoveries during my “Unwired … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: It’s a Marathon

The Heartlander is back, and this week’s Heartlander is Caitlyn Jenner. We first got to know Caitlyn when she was Bruce, gold medal Decathlete. I’m vaguely old enough to remember 1976 and 1975 and what a craptastic self-image the United States had … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: It’s a Grand Old Flag

This week’s Heartlander is the United States Congress for allowing “key” parts of the Patriot Act to expire. Score one for the Fourth Amendment; or make that two. Annddd . . . Lone Wolves are breathing safer and sleeping sounder.  … Continue reading

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