Random Goofiness

More Branching Out with New To-Do Lists…

Alternative titles for this post included the following: "How to Survive Teenagers in the House," "Keeping Your Sanity with Teens," "If you thought my nagging is annoying, kid, wait until you experience yo mama's supernagging!" and "Help Me, I Have a Teenaged Son." Honestly, I can't really use any of the above alternates because The… Continue reading More Branching Out with New To-Do Lists…

Food and Drink

Recipe: Farro Stuffed Tomato on Arugula with Black Beans and Feta

I started running for one reason only. Well, maybe two:  second helpings of tacos and/or that extra glass of wine. Sidelined by two slight but nagging injuries and five pounds gained, I made this Farro Stuffed Tomato on Arugula with Black Beans and Feta to help steer my food-loving face toward better choices. Bit players on the… Continue reading Recipe: Farro Stuffed Tomato on Arugula with Black Beans and Feta

Quotes and Thoughts

Open Letter to Oklahoma Voters and Lawmakers

What are our priorities? As a nation, a parent, a member of any community, WHAT, in the name of all that is good and holy, ARE OUR PRIORITIES?

Steven E. Wedel

I am a teacher. I teach English at the high school of an independent district within Oklahoma City. I love my job. I love your kids. I call them my kids. I keep blankets in my room for when they’re cold. I feed them peanut butter crackers, beef jerky, or Pop Tarts when Michelle Obama’s school breakfast or lunch isn’t enough to fill their bellies. I comfort them when they cry and I praise them when they do well and always I try to make them believe that they are somebody with unlimited potential no matter what they go home to when they leave me.

What do they go home to? Sometimes when they get sick at school they can’t go home because you and the person you’re currently shacking up with are too stoned to figure out it’s your phone ringing. Sometimes they go home to parents who don’t…

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Health and Fitness · Random Newness

Branching Out is Back… with a PSA: Get Yourself a Shingles Vaccine

There are too many new things out there that I want to try, from recipes and restaurants to tourist spots and theatrical shows. Guess I'm going to have to continue my adventures of the new and novel into 2016! Let's begin this year with a GREAT tip on a new experience that I recommend you DON'T… Continue reading Branching Out is Back… with a PSA: Get Yourself a Shingles Vaccine

Food and Drink

Kir Royale- New Cocktail for the New Year

Dry White Wine + Crème de Cassis = Kir Dry Champagne + Crème de Cassis = Kir Royale This was the perfect choice for a celebratory New Year's Eve cocktail, we all liked it! Perfect for a party yet fuss free. I'm all for the crossroads where easy meets sophisticated. And if you don't care… Continue reading Kir Royale- New Cocktail for the New Year