Best Ever Apple Fritter Cake — the creative life in between

Best Ever Apple Fritter Cake. So… this happened the other day…. this absolutely amazing “cake” that is like a pan full of apple fritters. O M G! It might not be the healthiest or quickest or easiest to make…. but it is sooo worth it! With all the snow and colds and flu and healing […] … Continue reading Best Ever Apple Fritter Cake — the creative life in between

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Republicans line up at the trough — THE SHINBONE STAR

One thing I learned this year is that prayer doesn’t work. I already knew that, so it wasn’t a shock or any such, just an affirmation, I suppose. My absolutely sound, unshakable foundation for this rock-solid postulation is the continued existence of Psycho Donald “Jerkoff” Trump, Oval Office Occupant, and the Republican Congress. The GOP … Continue reading Republicans line up at the trough — THE SHINBONE STAR

Smorgasbord Review 2017 – – Humour – Under the Influence! With a few cats thrown in… — Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

This was the most viewed humour post of 2017 – I hope you enjoy….. Strange things happen in bars.. drinking too much can alter your persective in life and sometimes rearrange your facial features. Not something I recommend. However, bars can also be amusing places! A cowboy walked into a bar and ordered a whiskey. […] … Continue reading Smorgasbord Review 2017 – – Humour – Under the Influence! With a few cats thrown in… — Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Herb and Garlic Roasted Spaghetti Squash — the creative life in between

Herb and Garlic Roasted Spaghetti Squash. Simple. Healthy. Amazingly Delicious! I thought I was going to make something a bit more extravagant when I decided to roast some spaghetti squash by simply drizzling with olive oil, sprinkling with coarse ground pepper and salt, and topping with some garlic cloves and fresh herbs. But when it […] … Continue reading Herb and Garlic Roasted Spaghetti Squash — the creative life in between

Fun photos of 2017 Christmas on the Prado! — Cool San Diego Sights!

Look at all these fun photos! I took them today in Balboa Park, where the 2017 Community Christmas Center’s “Christmas on the Prado” is being held, even as I type this. I caught the very beginning of the annual family-friendly event. Various activities and musical entertainment on the stage of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion emphasize […] … Continue reading Fun photos of 2017 Christmas on the Prado! — Cool San Diego Sights!

Out & About—One of only three in Southern California — Russel Ray Photos

I think my last hike might have been this past June when I hiked the Lake Calavera South Trail in Carlsbad. The old body just isn’t what it used to be. In the map below, you can see all sorts of dotted lines representing trails. If only I had discovered Calavera 40 years ago! Lake […] … Continue reading Out & About—One of only three in Southern California — Russel Ray Photos

Halls of History—The woman belongs in the home…. — Russel Ray Photos

When I was young and living with my wise old grandmother in Kingsville, Texas, I looked forward to the days when the Fall and Spring catalogs arrived from Sears. We also received the Montgomery Ward catalogs, but there was nothing like the catalogs from Sears. Dreamland…. Of course, catalog offerings changed over the years, and […] … Continue reading Halls of History—The woman belongs in the home…. — Russel Ray Photos

Romans, Religion, Riesling and yarn in Trier — It’s all in a Nutshell

A few weeks ago I spend 4 lovely days in Trier, Germany with the love of my life, my husband of 13 years. Trier is great city full of ancient history dating back to before Christ, and at the same time modern facilities and a vibrant city center. I LOVED the city and I can […] … Continue reading Romans, Religion, Riesling and yarn in Trier — It’s all in a Nutshell

Opinion Page

In Texas yesterday, a man walked into a Baptist church and killed 26 people with a semi-automatic rifle that my colleague Nathaniel Helms says most likely was a Ruger .223 cal., AR-556, “obtained almost anywhere good guns are sold.” And what did Americans do? Some cried: Some prayed: Some prayed a lot: Some cried […] via … Continue reading Opinion Page