Sometimes I wonder where CNN went. Remember how great CNN’s news coverage was, back in the day? Now, in my time zone, it seems as if all you can find on CNN during prime time is celebrity chitchat and tabloid crime gossip.
But one night last weekend I stayed up late. Ooh, what’s this? CNN [...]
Ceviche: an appetizer of small pieces of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice, often with onions, peppers, and spices.
This is for my daughter Polly and any readers who like ceviche as much as she does. I’ve made ceviche before, but not for a long time. When the craving hit, I put this [...]
I feel like kvetching. How about you?
Is National Public Radio going corporate? Ever since NPR started airing commercials (although they call them “sponsor notices”), their talk shows have become noticably Fair & Balanced™. I’m thinking specifically about the Diane Rehm Show, where, whenever she discusses politics or national policy, her guest list now invariably [...]
I couldn’t care less about Senator Larry Craig, but his public humiliation brings back disturbing memories.
When I was posted to Okinawa in late 1988, the US military had just busted up an island-wide American tearoom trade ring. The officers and senior non-commissioned officers they caught were discharged and shipped back to the States, while [...]
It’s Labor Day, traditionally a day to grill brats and burgers, but since we barbecued yesterday and the day before, we’re going to cook a pot of soup instead.
Yeah, but cabbage & hamburger soup? That sounds pretty, ah, pedestrian, doesn’t it? Friends, take my word for it, this is great soup, especially if you [...]
Another letter from my Dad, this one about his World War II service as a navy gunner aboard the merchant tanker MS Chester Sun.
While at boot camp all of us recruits had to take a battery of tests. The top scorers got to choose which school they wanted; all the others had to [...]