When is a Canary not a Canary ?

Been a long time. I promised myself never to apologize or explain for writing absences. I can at least stick to that. Today I am in las Palmas on Gran Canaria. This is the furthest south I have ever travelled. A short (and turning out to be expensive) break from the dark of Stockholm. The…

Loving Words

Forget Elephants, I have the Vocabulary of a Goat I really love words. It’s unfortunate I am forgetting so many. It happens to the best of us. It can be caused by the onset of dementia, growing old, too much information in your brain, or it may be self inflicted…as it is for me. I moved…

My Future’s Not In Hamburgers

A fortune teller in Las Vegas once told me “Your future’s not in hamburgers. “  Six months later I quit my job and went back to university full-time. Twenty years later these words echo in my head as I compose this essay, hoping to return to school again. The fortune teller’s words had significance for…

Daily Prompt: You, the Sandwich. Fussy Eaters Inc.

I could not resist today’s Daily Prompt: You, The sandwich: If a restaurant were to name something after you, what would it be? Describe it. (Bonus points if you give us a recipe!). As my close friends know, and some random strangers who have served me or sat by me in restaurants as I squeal in delight,…