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Magnolia Table

Magnolia Table

Celebrate Life. On Friday I became one of 169,000 special people. The morning was routine. I checked out of the Radisson, caught the shuttle to ELP International Airport, checked two bags at the ticket counter, completed the TSA ritual, and walked to the end of...
Snacks, Anyone?

Snacks, Anyone?

March Slice of Life No. 27. “If food doesn’t go bad, it’s not good for you.” That is what the Sejoyia Foods people say. They also say they have “real cookies for real humans.”  That their cookies are “not your grandma’s...
Beer-Ox

Beer-Ox

March Slice of Life No. 7. Tonight we had beer-ox! Some people call them bierocks, pronounced /brocks/. Some people call them piroshki. My grandkids call them meat pockets. I have a favorite memory. Really it is an accumulative memory of balmy afternoons that included...
Sand Crab

Sand Crab

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 8. On the beach . . . This little red sand crab was not disturbed by the roar or crashing of waves on the sand. He was not bothered by rain drops from the black stormy clouds above. He did not care that a school of porpoises were...
La Molienda

La Molienda

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 7. Sunday Dinner La Molienda (The Grinder) Portoviejo, Ecuador “Chicken Dinner” seco de gallina criolla ecuatoriano (free range chicken) with rice and ensalada rusa (potatoes, carrots, peas, apples, celery, onion, ...

Running Water

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 5. As I type, I can see the slow spinning motion of the ceiling fan blades in their reflection caught by the rim of my glasses. The motion matches the fan’s hum and the caressing breeze it sends downward to cool me. Unfamiliar...