The Turkey Pardon: Metaphor for the Entire Obama Presidency

Normally, I wouldn’t have much to say about a Presidential turkey pardon.  I mean…. Who really cares?But this morning, I happened to see a video of President George W. Bush pardoning the Thanksgiving turkeys during his final year in the White House.  Then, a counterpoint:  I heard President Obama’s turkey pardon on the car radio.The difference in these two pardons was a metaphor for the stark difference in their presidencies.  One is self-absorbed, clownish, mocking of faith, jokes about “luc … [Read more...]

SEASONS GREEDY! One Shop's Frank Message Has Me Thinkin'

Today at lunch, I strolled through the mall.  Not too many shoppers, I noted, since it’s just a few weeks from Christmas!  Maybe, in this down economy, they’re all at home baking cookies and knitting sweaters for their loved ones…. Then I saw it:  Splayed prominently across a shop window in artificial spray snow were the words ‘SEASONS GREEDY!’“Nah,” I thought.  “Surely they can’t be that ready to admit that it really is about making money!” Silly me!  For the manager at that shop, and for … [Read more...]

FROM SOUP TO NUTS: Family Is Forever

Today, I had intended to release the recipe for my husband’s homemade pumpkin pie.  (Actually, it’s not originally Jerry’s recipe.  Many years ago, listening to WJR Radio, he heard the chef from Greenfields Restaurant in Detroit discuss Thanksgiving desserts, and he copied the recipe and made it his specialty.  Since Greenfields burned to the ground many years ago, I guess now Jerry is the “keeper of the secret recipe.”) However, we’ve moved since I last read the “secret recipe”; and today, I … [Read more...]


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