Category Archives: food

Farmer’s Market Stew

One word from a teen-age omnivore was all I needed for a perfect day. He downed a bowlful of lentil and fennel stew and said, “Fabulous!” This morning I went to the Farmer’s Market to find great soup! It’s not … Continue reading

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Two Americas: Local vs “Chain”ed

Two Americas are on display here in Ripley, West Virginia, population 3,252. By Interstate 77, on the fringe of town, you can experience “Chain”ed America, and in the old part of town you find Local America. My Quality Inn overlooks … Continue reading

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The Hobbit and Daisy Love

Remembering Daisy Love Merrick… Live a larger life—the life you were created for—and change the world! Tomorrow a neighboring pastor is going to his 8-year-old daughter’s memorial service. A few days ago he dressed up like a hobbit with her … Continue reading

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Transcendental Food

Without warning, food transports me through space and time. Last month I finished a business meeting 30 miles from my childhood home and had two hours till I was due at the airport. Forty minutes later I was parked here, … Continue reading

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10,000 Percent ROI?

The joy of harvest! This picture shows off my delicious spinach. That joy of harvest is a little diminished when the harvest fails expectations. This picture displays my left hand cradling my entire harvest of spinach for 2012! Lousy ROI—Return … Continue reading

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U R What U Eat

If “you are what you eat,” then I ate at a dangerous establishment in Nashville this week. Nero’s Grill serves Southern comfort food with a twist of sophistication—or perhaps eccentricity. I heard my friend order “Meatloaf,” but I had no … Continue reading

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