Biggest Skating Story NOT the Judging

Yay! For the first time in a long time, perhaps ever some might argue, the judging seemed fair. Or at least as fair as anything that is judged subjectively can be. No first over the finish line victors in figure skating. That said however, it really feels like that ‘new’… Continue reading

Green Tripe Nutritional Gold

Just what is green tripe? Let’s just say, I try to forget I’m a vegetarian when I think of what I feed the carnivores in our family… There’s detailed information available at , which includes, “tripe is the stomach of ruminating animals. These animals (i.e. cattle, buffalo, sheep, deer,… Continue reading

Glass Not Half Anything

141317.first panel Rose is RoseMy father had some great ways of looking at things. I asked him once about the whole glass half empty versus half full metaphor for life. His answer wasn’t what I expected. He just matter-of-factly and confidently stated his wasn’t either one. His glass was completely full. He had this great grin on his face. So peaceful. He refused to accept that things were limited, or at least that’s how I interpreted it. Continue reading

Coffee in Stainless Steel Please

At one time or another, it seems like we’re told just about everything is both good and bad for us. Do this, no, do that. I remember years ago they, the all-knowing mysterious ‘they’, were saying lettuce caused cancer. Of course, obstinate me postured of course it does, everything can,… Continue reading

Putin and Stojko React

I wasn’t going to wade into the Olympic figure skating judging thing again today, but certain comments just kept coming back to me. Two very different sources, but both sharing similar sentiments, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Canadian skater Elvis Stojko have each had things to say about the… Continue reading

Lysacek Gold, Plushenko Silver

Up until now I have stayed away from the subject of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Up until now that is. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share my delight following last night’s Men’s figure skating competition, both skating and judging. While no system can be perfect, the ‘new’… Continue reading