Friday, May 20, 2022

Vegas Banned the Grass

"The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. What the younger generation didn’t understand was that the grass was greenest where it’s watered." - Nicholas Sparks

Grass
Grass being grass

Las Vegas...the city of sin...you are free to drink in public, own tigers, see amazing shows, gamble your life savings away...after all... what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  Except for the green grass, that crap has gotta go!

Friday, April 29, 2022

Cookies in 10 Minutes Flat!

"C is for cookie, that's good enough for me." - Cookie Monster

Fresh Cookies
Freshly made cookies, ready to be devoured!

You deserve some cookies... strike that... we all deserve some cookies!!!  Perhaps it's a Friday night, you just got home after a tough week of work.  Or maybe you just finished a strenuous workout.  Or maybe you just got back from an extreme mountain climbing trip.  Or perhaps you have no reason at all, you just really want some delicious cookies.  You don't need a reason but you do need a way of making cookies... FAST!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Never-ending Remembrance

 "Can you still hear raging guns, ending dreams of precious ones?"

- Lyrics from the song
by Jonathan and Stephen Cohen

Columbine Flower
Columbine flower bringing joy to the world.

23 years later, that is still a very valid question to ask as I listen to the song that was written 23 years ago by two students of Columbine High School whom survived the massacre.  A realization fell upon me recently that it is by no means "normal" for people to know what happens in communities following a tragic event, such as the shooting at Columbine, which occurred on April 20th, 1999.  For myself and many others across the country, this has been our reality from a very early age, it's all we've ever known.  We're amongst the first generation for these tragic events to become normalized and integrated with our everyday life.  It didn't even occur to me until this year that there are quite a lot of people in the world whom have no idea what it's like to watch these events unfold at places you have been to or to watch normal people in your direct community go through an extremely sudden and public loss.  There's a lot more to these events than what the media shows for a few days before the cameras disappear and they move on to the next story.