A Sounding Out

It’s often said that crisis sounds out a person’s character.  A family member of mine recently had his character sounded out over what should have been a minor crisis.  Let’s just say the results weren’t pretty.  Those of us who were on the receiving end of the ugliness though, reached out to one another and…

Curried Butternut and Apples

One of my favorite things about winter is winter squash.  The fact that acorns and butternuts, kobacha, and spaghetti squash are plentiful and cheap is a wonderful thing. Actually, wait, it’s not one of the things i like about winter, it’s the thing i like about winter.  Cold weather and the sun setting at 6…

South Indian Style Green Pumpkin Soup

I despise winter.  I am, basically, a solar-powered person.  I require sunlight in quantity that i cannot get during the winter.  I mean, it gets dark before 6 PM and that is just wrong.  (Note:  i understand that it gets dark even earlier in my ethnic homeland along Lake Erie, and i do not know…