Black Cats, Clover, Horseshoes, and Hats

Earlier today on the phone with a friend we started talking about superstitions, and the topic has been on my mind since. Sure, most of these  old wives' tales seem silly, but honestly, I am a little superstitious sometimes. I'll admit I won't walk under a ladder if I can avoid it, and I am … Continue reading Black Cats, Clover, Horseshoes, and Hats

The Comfort Food Series, Part 3

As I write, the snow continues to fall in Saratoga Springs, New York. What a better time to write about--and eat--comfort foods.  So here's a comfort menu for a cozy day indoors, watching the snowflakes fall. Breakfast: Blueberry Pancakes   I didn't sleep much at all last night. Instead, I alternated reading with crossword puzzles … Continue reading The Comfort Food Series, Part 3

Less or More?

Borders on Broadway and Division Street in Saratoga Springs, NY Borders Books in Saratoga Springs, New York is closing. Centrally poised in a large corner storefront on Broadway, this store has been a part of the community for years now. While I am a supporter of small businesses and believe in patronizing the  locally owned … Continue reading Less or More?