Post 30/2022 Saturday 17 December . . . Sixteen million. That's the estimated number of baguettes produced daily in France. The French baguette has gained UNESCO heritage status. It's been added to UNESCO's "intangible cultural heritage" list. The list includes some 600 other items. A recent BBC story quotes UNESCO chief Audrey Asoulay: "The baguette … Continue reading Lip-smacking foods, shared celebrations
Author: John Bender
Post 29/2022 Monday 21 November . . . Winter showed up on the calendar today. Winter clothes the landscape, paints the sky, stirs the mind. It’s fresh, cold, snowy, although some people wrestle with winter woes. I’m okay with winter, though not enamored with it. If I were a skier, a sledder, a snowshoe aficionado, … Continue reading Winter’s underway
Short and . . .
Post 28/2022 Sunday 13 November . . . Short and . . . what? Sweet, yes. Mighty. Tall. Curly. Simple. Brief. I'm going for "brief" in the sense of brief and pleasant. Today is World Kindness Day, so designated by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. Without further ado, let's take a look at some … Continue reading Short and . . .
‘Forever friends,’ top our sweet stay
Post 27/2022 Friday 4 November . . . The summary of our stay in Seal Beach, California, could be stated in one word: "summery." Still, it's fall; the signs of autumn show on a continuum of temperatures between summer (average 73.5 degrees) and winter (57 degrees). Temperature this morning was 48; it warms up fast, … Continue reading ‘Forever friends,’ top our sweet stay
Seal Beach cogitation
Post 26/2022 Saturday 29 October . . . Cogitating. Pacific time. I'm reflecting on our stay in Seal Beach, California. We're celebrating with friends, recounting good times past and present. We're also agonizing over the state of the country and world. We're cooking, eating out, reading, walking, exploring the immediate area. We're watching movies on … Continue reading Seal Beach cogitation
Are we there yet?
Post 25/2022 Friday 21 October . . . Once upon a time, families traveled long distances mainly by car. Compare that to what we witnessed in air travel this week. On Tuesday, we flew Southwest Airlines from Chicago's Midway Airport to Long Beach International Airport. Plenty of elderly folks, a noticeable number of young families, … Continue reading Are we there yet?
Fall shows up
Post 24/2022 Monday 26 September . . . Summer's gone, fall's here. Nothing's as slow as my getting up to speed. Whoosh! the weeks have gone. Weeks filled with some hurry and scurry, but pleasures galore. We spent a week in Michgian's Upper Peninsula with Marty's siblings, except for sister Doris whom we visited in … Continue reading Fall shows up
Post 23/2022 Friday 19 August . . . Early this week we walked to breakfast at Lux Cafe (a bit more than three miles roundtrip). Today we walked about the same distance around several neighborhoods, ending up at Starbucks for a flat white coffee and a shared Impossible Breakfast sandwich. Beat the heat. We're eating … Continue reading Plenty enough
Q is for Quilt Gardens
Post 22/2022 Saturday 28 May . . . I'm offering one more post before I ease off to tinker with blog frequency and focus. Today's post brings Cornwall Cogitation full circle, maybe like the last chapter of a book. I've been helped in summing up this year so far, I'm happy to say, by a … Continue reading Q is for Quilt Gardens
Cornwall Cogitation, zipping A to Z
Post 21/2022 Saturday 21 May . . . We're home again in Indiana. Travel went well until our connecting flight from Atlanta, Georgia to South Bend, Indiana, was canceled. Instead of departing for South Bend at 9:15pm as scheduled, by midnight we were told our flight would depart at 6:45am. Now what? Carbis Bay beach, … Continue reading Cornwall Cogitation, zipping A to Z