By The Sea
When is a cottage still a cottage, but not really?
It’s About Time
I had no idea there would be so much high adventure, tests of human endurance, drama and suspense…and that was before we even got on the plane.
Happy Birthday, Dear Podcast!
This is a very special day – it’s the first birthday of SNORK, the podcast! We are celebrating with two stories of birth, that I hope you’ll enjoy. As a change of pace, this episode will be available only as a podcast. To listen, click HERE or simply click on the “Podcast” link on the left side of the page.…
The Year That Was
Every December, the fine folks at WordPress.com give SNORK a year-end physical of sorts and pass their results on to me. These statistics tell me more about you, what you like, when you’re most likely to drop by, and from where you hail. Here are some of their findings: 1. SNORK’s busiest day in 2015 was…
My Gifts To You
A few Decembers ago, I was being really very Scroogie and not at all in the mood for the holidays. Ever since that time, I’ve practically made it my business to immerse myself in holiday cheer (and I don’t mean by diving into a punch bowl). No, what I’ve discovered is that nostalgia is the…
Believing Is Believing Revisited
The holidays seem to be sweeter when there are children in the family. My kids are practically adults now, but it wasn’t that long ago when they were still daydreaming about flying reindeer or bunnies bearing chocolates. There is something about that wide-eyed wonder that brings out the children in all of us. One day,…
Food. Nourishment. Grub. Whatever you want to call that stuff you stuff into your mouth, its intended purpose is to support life. I remember watching a TED Talk comparing the human brain to other animals. Our brains are more evolved because we cook our food. Could it really be that simple? It is, and here’s…
Tips For The Serious Candidate
When I started SNORK, I made a few promises to myself. For starters, I vowed to create a virtual happy place where visitors would feel welcomed when they arrived and happy or uplifted when they left. Which also meant I would not pick fights or incite controversy – a shock tactic sometimes used to promote…
Madame Fortuna Knows All
UPDATE: This post has been updated with a bonus Halloween recipe from my YouTube channel: GRAVEYARD LASAGNA Some people put more effort into decorating for Halloween than Radio City Music Hall puts into their Christmas Spectacular. All over the suburbs, homes are festooned with strands of orange lights, giant spiders dangling from rooftops, goblins and witches…