• About miltybc

    Blogging since December 2005


    aging, grieving, dreaming, and laughing

    by  • November 30, 2006 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    I have several disconnected things on my mind, so here they are in no particular order. _______________________________ I got my first birthday-related piece of mail today: an invitation to join the AARP now that I am turning fifty. I am old enough to remember when AARP stood for the American Association of Retired Persons,...

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    the wait

    by  • November 29, 2006 • Uncategorized • 9 Comments

    Advent is un-American. The malls have been decorated for Christmas since the day after Halloween and we are still days away from even beginning to wait for Christ to come. We, as Americans, are not really built to wait. We are accustomed to getting what we want when we want it. But there is...

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    the old man and the kitchen

    by  • November 28, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    In the span of a day, I have gone from reveling in knowing that I am uniquely and wonderfully created in the image of God to feeling painfully in touch with my human limitations. I’m not speaking in metaphor here: I really hurt today. Mondays are my longest days at the kitchen. I get...

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    snowflake sunday

    by  • November 27, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Since she got back from sabbatical, Ginger has made a point of preaching on some difficult texts and topics, rather than simply choosing the Gospel reading from the lectionary. She has been doing a great job. This week, her text was “the last words of David.” Her choice of subject sent me back to...

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    most of all that love has found us . . .

    by  • November 23, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    The last pie is in the oven. Since I got a late start, there are only eight, most of which will end up on someone else’s table tomorrow. OK, half of them will be somewhere else. I made a couple of old favorites (chess, pecan, pumpkin, blueberry), a new one (chocolate whiskey pecan), and...

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    talk about pop music

    by  • November 22, 2006 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    Several months ago, I was walking down the aisle of our local Target store when a mother and her son, who looked to be about ten or eleven, rounded the corner and started coming toward me. They were obviously having a fight. I only heard one sentence. The mother said, “You’re right. I don’t...

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    thankful boy: part two

    by  • November 21, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    About a month ago I found out I was going to have to work on Thanksgiving. The Red Lion Inn has a long history of serving dinner on Turkey Day and we serve a lot of them. There are three seatings – 11:30, 2:30, and 5:30 – and over three hundred people will stuff...

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    thankful boy

    by  • November 20, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I love Thanksgiving. It’s about not eating alone – what can I say? I can begin by posting a couple of recipes: cranberry sweet tarts the best apple dip ever We’re not talking gourmet here, but we are talking quick, easy, and pretty darn good. I’ll have a few more recipes as the week...

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    faith and phyllo

    by  • November 17, 2006 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    One morning this week, as Ginger and I were eating breakfast and getting ready to go to work, Martha Stewart was on the Today Show showing how to make some nifty Thanksgiving dishes. One of the things she showed Meredith Vierra how to make was a Sweet Potato Soufflé Pie. She made it all...

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    kitchen philosophy

    by  • November 16, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    In the deepest throes of my depression, one of the things for which I was most grateful was Ginger wasn’t depressed. The Power of Two became increasingly evident to me: we thrive because we take turns having a hard time. The viability of any group of people relies on an assumption that we won’t...

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