Croque-Monsieur Breakfast Casserole

A family Thanksgiving tradition: Before Susan and I head over to a relative’s home for a wonderful Thanksgiving family get-together and delicious dinner, we host our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren for breakfast, gift-giving, watching the Macy’s Parade and the dog show. “Is that present for me?” one of the grandchildren asked. In years past IContinue reading “Croque-Monsieur Breakfast Casserole”

Friday At The Park

“The tragedy of our wilderness experience is not that we have to go through grief and suffering- but that we often miss the blessings from burning bushes—the things through which God speaks…” ~Jamie Buckingham

Susan Loves Short Ribs

Susan loves salmon, too. Pasta and meatballs. Haddock. She loves all the meals I make. I am the chef. She is my Sous Chef. Or, if you prefer, my “Sue Chef.” In fact a few days ago she came home from food shopping with a some dry salami, olives and sweet peppers to add toContinue reading “Susan Loves Short Ribs”


This was last night’s sunset: The sunset one year ago: This message from “Science of Mind Magazine: Guide for Spiritual Living,” by Rev. Dr. Petra Weldes, in an essay entitled “A (R)evolution of Consciousness = Transformation,” sent to me by my wife, speaks to me about these sunsets, time, change, transformation, and love. “No matterContinue reading “Transformation”

This Is Me

Self Portrait. November 4. “Antonio Barone” catalog. No relation to me–as far as I know. Born in Sicily. Studied with William Merritt Chase at the Chase School in NYC, which later became Parsons School of Design. Worked in NYC and California. Catalog from Barridoff Galleries in Portland, Maine. Barone painted portraits, landscapes, still lifes. HereContinue reading “This Is Me”