Things you notice

There are seeds that can be planted into a good descriptive scene. It’s not journalism – it doesn’t have to be what *really* happened. It’s just a bit of a lark, finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Cider? I hardly know’er!

Cider? I hardly know’er!
I thought, “It’s been a while since the gentleman associate and I have been on a multi-stop tour-full-o’treats. Where there’s apples for pie, there’s apples for cider, and that’s really all the information I need.

Vacation: All I Ever Wanted

Did you sing the title of this post? You totally did, didn’t you? Belinda Carlisle and the Go-Go’s are so much fun. I know, I’m the *worst*. But you know what that means, right? I’ve resurfaced! W00t! For me, vacation is a time to recharge my batteries, just like it is for everyone else. Usually, […]

Baco Hunt 2019

Sometimes, after a week that challenges you right down to your very marrow, you  just need a fun diversion. Like, say, a scavenger hunt. Or booze. Or both. Totally both. So you say to yourself, “Self, how can I have a scavenger hunt, but stay hydrated, and ensure the future hydration of future shenanigans?” And […]

L:36 – Ghod’s House

So. Notre Dame. I had the privilege of being in Paris 2 years and 5 days ago. We were there for only one day, and the one thing I wanted to do was visit Notre Dame. My travelling companion and I had a lovely lunch in a Parisian Café, and then we crossed over to […]

L:35 – Palms and Twigs

Over 2000 years ago, Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, riding toward his death. 33 years earlier, his mom rode a donkey to Bethlehem toward his birth. The people of Jerusalem who accepted him as the Messiah, put palms on the road ahead of him, and waved twigs. In some traditions, Palm Sunday takes the […]

The (Ohio) River ran through it

So, here’s how our quick Covington/Cincinnati getaway started: Half way across the Ambassador Bridge, I realized that in a few minutes someone was going to ask “Where you going” and the answer was, legit “We’re going to Kentucky”, but it behooved me to not follow that up with “We’re going to the fair”. Also probably […]

Foodie Friday: Cincinnati’s Top 10

My Gentleman Associate is at a woodworking workshop at Lost Art Press, so I’ve been set loose to find my own adventures for 3 days while he’s building his toolchest. In deference to the traditional cuisine of the area, I decided to take a half-day tour with Riverside Food Tours, exploring Cincy’s top 10. The […]