Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

When my children were growing up, the most popular cookie in our household was the chocolate chip cookie. If I had a dime for every batch I have baked over the years I’d be rich.  These cookies have been part of our historic family events including major...

Home: A Long Day’s Journey into Nighttime

You may have wondered why I haven’t been blogging for a few days.  This is it.  My office is piled full of boxes, papers, and books that I packed in Arizona and brought to Illinois.  I think it may take me a few days.  Or weeks.  I did...

A Sense of Place

I must admit I am a huge fan of the television series Friday Night Lights whose 63 episodes aired from 2006-2011.  It told the story of a high school football team—the Panthers—in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas.  Running for six seasons, FNL centered...

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