Thursday, August 24, 2023

Further Adventures in Vegetable Gardening

Further adventures in vegetable gardening ... eating!

Cucumber sprinkled with Feta and drizzled with Greek vinaigrette

Cherry tomato topped with sea salt and fresh basil, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette

#growyourownfood #backyardgarden

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Remembering Hunter

Little wave of nostalgia:

An early morning scene from Hunter Mountain Resort in the Catskills. We were there for the International Celtic Festival.

Our 10+ years on the road took Greg and Maggie Muggins and me to so many places - places I'd probably never have seen, otherwise. A few of the places, I've since revisited. Some of the other places, like locales in the Catskills or the UP, I'm thinking I should see again. They were lovely places that spoke to the wanderer in me, more than any top vacation attraction could.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Just Being Honest

Sharing this, a screenshot from Twitter, because it's important.

And though they say never to read the comments on social medai, I did, and was (predictably) disappointed at some of the push-back.

So in the spirit of honesty and candor, let me offer my own take on this meme. It is possible to be plain-spoken (honest and candid) and not be thought rude:
  • Most people can perceive your intent, and if you seem to take delight in handing out (often, unsolicited) judgment, you'll be labeled as rude.
  • Your audience can tell if you're deliberately trying to embarrass/humiliate/hurt someone, and if you are, you deserve to be labeled as rude.
  • Make a joke or remark that reduces someone to a label (be it race, gender identity, hair/skin color, political affiliation, heritage, whatever) is rude. I said what I said.  
If you delight in being rude, have at it. But don't try to pretend you're "just being honest."