the adventures of an incurable optimist

Month May 2020

Pimento Cheese

Yes, yes, it’s finally here: the McDonald recipe for pimento cheese. What is pimento cheese, some of you are asking? It’s an appetizer, a snack, it makes a great sandwich, it pairs well with those best summer tomatoes we all… Continue Reading →


About three weeks ago, I saw in my mind a picture of a lion’s paw, and someone was pulling a thorn out of the paw. I’ve been pondering this: who is the lion? who pulled the thorn?

Pizza joy

This is too, too good not to post – this way, when I need to watch it another 427 times, it will be easy to find. Guarantee the one -minute time investment is worth it.


I love to garden and I find that it has a marvelous way of being the perfect tonic at the perfect time. Sometimes it’s an opportunity to be fully engaged just with the work of my hands, a welcome respite… Continue Reading →

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