Playing footsie with Connie the Cookie Lady

Playing footsie with Connie the Cookie Lady

My friend Connie the Cookie Lady announced her retirement a few months ago. "I'm not knitting any more Christmas stockings," she said quite decisively as she sat on her front porch, a spry 94-year old surveying the neighborhood from her lawn chair throne. "Makes sense to me," I replied. "You've knitted 1,352 more than I [...]

Friday faves — Meade Street Bistro, Frios & Mark’s East Side

Friday faves — Meade Street Bistro, Frios & Mark’s East Side

In an effort to provide a little end-of-the-week cheer and, hopefully, add a needed boost to places and people I admire, I'm going to start featuring area businesses that are rising to the challenges of this crazy year. I plan to write about three businesses every Friday. If you know of any similarly admirable businesses, [...]

Hello Newman

Hello Newman

My friend Cathy is creative, compassionate and, like a lot of us these days, confined. As a result, she's gone a little squirrelly. She and her occasionally ornery friend Newman have provided all of us with a delightful distraction from all the angst 2020 has wrought. "This is Newman," she posted one day. "He is [...]