Category Archives: Dangerous Obsessions

Writin’ Dirty

I am pretty sure I have a peptic ulcer. Before you start with the lip pursing and teeth sucking and head shaking, I wish to stress that this is not a complaint brought on by stress; nor is it sparked … Continue reading

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This week by the water

I am like a mother who can’t limit the number of darling baby pictures she will post on Facebook. I am as bad as the crazy cat lady who provides minute by minute updates on the lives of Squiffy and … Continue reading

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Milhous m’enerve

Milhous can irritate in several languages. In addition to English,( in which he is largely incomprehensible due to his brain moving faster than his tongue, and poor socialization  in early childhood), he speaks his own strangled French, German and Spanish. … Continue reading

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A near brush with disaster

“Where are you?” asked Gretel, sounding worried “I am only a few minutes away. I’ll be home soon” I said “Good” she said, “I thought you were dead”. I couldn’t see any reason for the alarm. Granted, it had been … Continue reading

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Belfast Flag Protest: Too Much Like Old Times and Old Troubles

January 9 –tomorrow–is Kate Middleton’s birthday and one of the 20 days of the year when the Union Jack will fly over the city hall in Belfast, and above all other municipal HQs in the UK. If you find it … Continue reading

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Heart Disease and Heart’s Desire: The Future’s in the cards

It is not everyone who can stomach fried oysters at breakfast but, really, this morning at 8 was my only opportunity to sample this dish, for which New Orleans is famous. We went to Stanley where I had fried oysters … Continue reading

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The Importance of Ritual

I caught the bouquet at the wedding of Spud to the third Mrs Hughes. Positioning myself just inches from the bride, I  used a mixture of bulk and brass neck to elbow other, younger and more nimble hopefuls out of the way. … Continue reading

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Saying no to senseless clutter

There were two McCoy vases for $45 each, a salt box that would have looked good on my kitchen wall, and a transfer ware serving platter that Tom and Mike might have liked. I left them all at the yard … Continue reading

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Pushing the Boundaries at Boundary Road

Boundary Road restaurant http://www.boundaryrd.com/on DC’s newly fashionable H Street NE is selling a foie gras peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Chef/owner Brad Walker is the genius behind this appetizer which magically combines some of my favorite food forms. The bread is thick cut, drizzled … Continue reading

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Three kinds of Potato

The beans are soaking. The swimming schedule has been agreed with Gretel. I had a no-sugar cereal for breakfast and a salad for lunch. It is back to porridge now I have returned from a gluttonous trip to Ireland. Readers … Continue reading

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