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Letters from Vietnam, 1967

Small flakes of snow prickled against my face and hands and left little wet splotches on the stationery on my lap.  It was 1967,...

Letters from Vietnam, 1968: Love that knows no boundaries.

In January and February 1968 while I was sleeping snug and warm in my dorm at Tift College, my brother Frederick was spending nights...

“The Cat And The Crow”

The Cat and the Crow By Eugene C. Bianchi Blue eyes in chocolate face squint at the door ears forward rump raised with a swift fix on my full...

Strawberry Sangria: A cheerful drink in trying times

Despite its ominous name, meaning “bleeding” in Spanish, the Iberian wine punch “Sangría” is a cheery, even gentle, drink in warm weather. The congenially...

Spaghetti alla Putanesca: A Storied Dish to Spice up Winter Dining

The scent of evil perpetually attracts. In the 1890s, for example, Oscar Wilde noted, “As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will...

The Return of Baxter Street as a Dining Destination, Part 2

In part 1 of The Return of Baxter Street as a Dining Destination (July 2019) we highlighted in a two-block section of Baxter, six locally...

To everything there is a season. Some thoughts on inner harvesting

There’s a small branching plant with clusters of yellow pods that burst open in the fall to reveal intense orange, jewel-like berries. In Indiana...

Have some history with your food

One significant advantage of being over 50 is no longer having to cook daily for family. But for those who enjoy cooking, or even...

The Return of Baxter Street as a Dining Destination, Part 1

In just a two-block section of Baxter Street, six, locally owned restaurants have emerged to establish the locale as a dining destination. Easily within...

Two of our favorite restaurants

Urban Food Explorers My wife, Connie and I, call ourselves Urban Food Explorers, and we stay on the hunt for family-owned and operated eateries, American...

The Crazy Club

On my fiftieth birthday I visited Mother at her nursing home, thinking about my own mortality. Mother was hunched in her old brown recliner...

Let’s hear it for mediocrity!  

I am tired of struggling for excellence.  At 66 years old it’s time to get comfy being average. I can put on my worn out,...

Moving Their “Retirement” Home – All 300,000 Pounds.

  While many boomers are downsizing their living space or are planning to do so, Tom and Beth Allen have enlarged theirs. In fact, they...

Home Ec Revisited: More Than Cooking and Sewing

Boomer boys took shop and auto mechanics in junior and senior high. We young ladies studied Home Economics. We were introduced to kitchens and...

Uber and Lyft

The money can be very good; the hassles mostly minor, and the hours totally flexible, say some of the boomers driving locally for the...

Genealogical Surprises! Love Letters Reveal a Mother I Never Knew

I retired from the UGA departments of romance languages and women's studies in 2011 after a lifetime of studying and teaching. And for all...

The acquisitive generation begins to downsize

Teresa Howard, 59, and her husband, Dallas, 63, are anxious to sell their 4,200 sq.f. house in Lawrenceville to move closer to their daughter...