Cooking, humor

It’s Oktoberfest- Eat Your Beer!

October brings beer to mind. (So do the other eleven months, but it’s October now.) While skimming USA Today, my eyes tripped across the headline “Cleveland's Brewnuts makes doughnuts with beer”. Alert to unusual and successful ideas I read on. The brewers at Brewnuts combined good beer with good doughnuts made from beer and sold… Continue reading It’s Oktoberfest- Eat Your Beer!

humor, Throwbacks

Thank You, Christopher Or Zheng Or Lief Or Brendan!

Columbus must have had a better press agent than the others, because I don’t recall Lief Erikson at all in the third grade geography books Sister Edna used at Chicago Southside’s St. Florian’s Grammar School. Lief Erikson, Viking America Discoverer Runner-up . (Not As Important As Father Kulinski.) If Lief didn’t make it to print… Continue reading Thank You, Christopher Or Zheng Or Lief Or Brendan!

humor

Chalk One Up (And Only One) For Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner died last week at the age of 91. No one can claim that his longevity was due to clean living. He exploited women in his publication (Yeah, I heard about reading Playboy for the articles. Tell me another one.) and in his private life. I cut my feminist teeth on MS magazine, hung… Continue reading Chalk One Up (And Only One) For Hugh Hefner

Cooking, Gardening, humor, Politics

The One Knee Kneel (I Hope The Vegans Don’t Catch On)

Stand, sit, kneel that’s the evolution of Colin Kaepernick’s position during the U.S. national anthem. The goal is to draw attention to a country that “oppresses black people and people of color.” I don’t watch football, but now I know who Colin Kaepernick is. He succeeded.   Then Bruce Maxwell knelt (I think he skipped… Continue reading The One Knee Kneel (I Hope The Vegans Don’t Catch On)

humor

A Safe Bet

“The average of 4, 10, and 9 is 7 2/3,” I reported to my racetrack pals. “I don’t suppose there’s a horse numbered 7 2/3?” The “Visit Arlington Racetrack” entry on my Summer Activities list (“See A Few Choice Words by Anita” entry “Feeling Listless? Get A List”) was dangerously close to being unchecked. One… Continue reading A Safe Bet