Category Archives: I Remember When… (my OWN stories)

Memories and vignettes, true stories old or recent.

Repeating History

Hello, Friends! In honor of Black History Month, I’m reprising this essay that was published in the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper in 2006. I first posted the piece to this blog on February 1, 2017. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Breaching … Continue reading

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Ground Hog: Sausage, or Metaphor for Procrastination?

Did you see that old movie “Groundhog Day?” Bill Murray plays a TV weatherman sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover their celebration with the famous groundhog “Punxsutawney Phil.” But he gets stuck in some time loop, and lives February 2 … Continue reading

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FitBit Followup

I’m such a doofus. If you’ve been with me a while, you know I like to add photos to my posts… usually snapshots I’ve taken myself. Last time, I told you about wearing my FitBit around the grocery store, yet … Continue reading

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FitBit Follies

I’ve been using a FitBit for a few years now. It’s kind of fun to log my steps and try to hit the 10,000 mark every day. My current FitBit is the kind you wear on your wrist. Not only … Continue reading

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Cross-Pollinated

Last summer I decided to plant some peppers. I use spicy, dark green spearhead-shaped poblanos a lot, so I got a poblano plant. The store also had a sweet red bell variety, and a pretty purple bell called “Pinot Noir.” … Continue reading

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Dances With Hazelnuts

Brent and I both love hazelnut butter, but there’s so much sugar in the commercial stuff! Then a friend gave me her recipe for a healthy version. I found a source for blanched hazelnuts, Brent ordered a killer blender, and … Continue reading

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Party Animals… and Vegetables

I’m starting to realize the grim truth: I’m outnumbered and surrounded–by my appliances. Last week, the toaster oven and the gas stove rebelled… on the very same night. In support of our quest to eat more super-healthy foods, I picked … Continue reading

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