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Chef Tom – Parker/Parkour

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2020 by segarini

From the Master himself, the Grand Daddy of the Pillsbury Doughboy himself, James Beard, and one of my top-tiered go-to recipes sites, Serious Eats (includes a secret ingredient for extra fluffiness), comes two ways to make one of THE best bread rolls ever.

We’re all baking now, amirite? Roll up your sleeves, put on some tunes, and pour a glass of good wine. It’s ok to dance around the kitchen. No one’s looking. Except your husband, who knows you’ve gone round the bend, your kids, who are climbing the walls like Spiderman and screaming like Banshee, and your cat, who doesn’t really give a shit.

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Darrell Vickers – Mick Fire For Hire: Chapter Six

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , , on May 12, 2020 by segarini

Mick Fire is a flaming, insalubrious has-been rock photographer. When albums were king, he was the toast of the town. Then, he was just toast. With the coming of CD’s, his career sank quicker than a Pakistani ferryboat. His fairytale life consists of a long suffering daughter, a 23 year old girlfriend, an ex-wife, an agent who hates him, a room-temperature refrigerator and a dead ferret.  Then one day, as Mick is wallowing at the bottom of his self-made shit well, someone lowers him a bucket. A job! A job that could put him back on top. And that’s when his troubles begin.

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Gary Pig Gold has UNEARTHED MERSEYBEAT

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on May 11, 2020 by segarini

It was exactly 56 (!) May birthdays ago that I received my very first “big record” …yes, just like the countless Count Basie and King and I albums in mom and dad’s big oak record cabinet. Needles to say, Capitol Canada T-6054 remained lodged on the Pig Player clear through Christmas ’64 …when I received my second big one.

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Roxanne Tellier – Your Money or Your Life

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2020 by segarini

“2020 is a unique leap year,” surmised David Wessel, an economic researcher, on Twitter. “It has 29 days in February, 300 days in March and five years in April.”

Oh yes indeed – there’s been five years in April and May might age me another ten. Ain’t nobody having much fun anymore.

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Chef Tom Jams Bread and Butter

Posted in Food, music, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2020 by segarini

Alright, take a deep breath. Notice how much extra time is on your hands right now. Notice, too, that boredom has been kept at bay for a while, but it might be rearing its ugly head a bit more these days. Finally, embrace the insistence, the doggedness, the determination of your body, mind, and soul for pure, straight-up comfort food.

Now, read through these three recipes and visualize the sheer, indulgent, no-place-like-home, grandma’s-in-the-kitchen, oh-my-god-this-is-so-good nostalgia of it all, as you sit down with a good cup of tea and fix yourself a lovely-and-large slice of still warm homemade whole wheat bread, slathered with good butter and sweet jam – that you made yourself!

Got it? Can you see it? Is your mouth watering?

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Bob’s Mom – The Life The Love The Stories

Posted in Family, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , on May 8, 2020 by segarini

It’s that time of year again.

This Sunday, we celebrate the first and longest lasting love of our lives. The woman who gave you life, protected you, encouraged you, unconditionally loved you, and even wiped your butt.

From the day you were born and 9 months previous to even that, she is the one force who gives and forgives, teaches and comforts, confronts and cares and metes out justice with a wooden spoon or a denial of dessert. …and regardless of your relationship with her, in the end, she is alive within you always, because she is your Mother ….

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Pat Blythe – Noodling….musings…..idiosyncratic rambling….and music

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on May 6, 2020 by segarini

Writing day, Tuesday, May 5, 2020…..this just in!

Who: Me

What: There is no what! NOTHING is happening! Nadda, bupkiss, zip, <buzzer sounds> wrong door.

When: All day!

Where: Inside my head! Synapses are not synapsing; neurons are not firing on all cylinders; brain waves are flat lining.

Why: Who the hell knows! Sigh…… So bear with me as noodle and try to fill in some blanks.

How: (only sometimes)

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