Category Archives: Home Life

Lazy Vegetarian

We are an ovo-lacto vegetarian household, although Morningstar Farms makes me a lazy vegetarian at home. In our ecology of food we still purchase mass-produced, vegetarian burgers, recipe crumbles and chik patties. It’s an easy dinner to warm one up, … Continue reading

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Tofu Mole – Not a Recipe

I found jars of mole and adobo paste in the pantry. They expired a long time ago but that didn’t stop me from re-hydrating a jar with home made vegetable broth and making a dish with tofu. Using prepared mole … Continue reading

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A Prerecorded Life

In high school I worked part time at a discount department store called Turn-Style. Located on Brady Street near what was then the edge of town, the meager income enabled me to purchase a used Volkswagen Beetle and save money … Continue reading

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Music as a Young Man

My story includes music, especially as I left home in 1970 to begin university. College began a period of adventure and learning that extended through my return to Iowa City in 1980 and subsequent marriage in 1982. In following years … Continue reading

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Music Trails

After writing yesterday’s post I located the Yamaha guitar I bought for $300 in 1970. It was under the bed, covered in dust, with two broken strings sticking out of the case. I opened it, saw the guitar was virtually … Continue reading

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Where Music Lived

During the last couple of decades the role of music in my life diminished. There was no plan, it happened on its own, without a recognizable nudge. My guitars and banjo are tucked in safe places around the house, protected … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

I put Thanksgiving leftovers in a plastic dish for my lunch at the home, farm and auto supply store. Low levels of activity characterized the last week. Once I finished morning sessions at my writing desk, I didn’t leave the … Continue reading

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