Breaking Promises

This week, the school board in my county was ambushed by the Hanover Patriots, the repackaged Hanover Militia, a group that regularly stirs controversy in our county, protesting changing the names of our Confederate named schools, vaccines, teaching critical race theory, gun control measures, and, at this meeting, our statewide mask mandates for public schools.Continue reading “Breaking Promises”

“Do the right thing.”

What does this mean, really? I pondered this question all day, as I thought about people whining about wearing masks or making unvaccinated kids wear them in school. I thought about this as I watched the man stopped at the red light in front of me toss his cigarette out the window like the worldContinue reading ““Do the right thing.””

Hot Stacks Cafe: Vegan Restaurant Review

We typically prepare most of our meals ourselves while on vacation, which is what we do at home normally. But it’s nice to have one or two meals out. This year, we did takeout the first night. But later in the week, my daughters and I decided to visit my favorite breakfast place we discoveredContinue reading “Hot Stacks Cafe: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Do we deserve vacation?

I’m currently pondering this question as I sit on the balcony of the condo where I’m vacationing in Myrtle Beach. I think Americans ask this question frequently. It’s a by-product of staunch meritocracy beliefs in our society, I think, to think that we must work, work, work with little play. It’s also seemingly the foundationContinue reading “Do we deserve vacation?”

Revolutionary Soup: Vegan Restaurant Review

If you read my last post with the recipe for peach salsa, you remember that my daughters and I took a day trip to Charlottesville last week. Part of the reason for the visit, besides peach picking at Carter Mountain, was to visit one of our new favorite restaurants, Revolutionary Soup! My younger daughter andContinue reading “Revolutionary Soup: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Numbers don’t lie…

I think this little honeymoon phase with Covid is about to be over. I’ve felt relatively safe since being fully vaccinated, but now as restrictions are lifted, I find myself increasingly nervous that I’m around others who aren’t honest about their vaccination status. Who thought the honor system would work, anyway?  My hospital system stayedContinue reading “Numbers don’t lie…”

Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review

Thai Top Ten is one of my family’s favorite restaurants in our area. Located in The Creeks shopping center in an unassuming strip mall across the street from Virginia Center Commons in north Henrico, they serve omni friendly fare, but they do have vegan options as well. The key here is to let your serverContinue reading “Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Vegan Egg Rolls: Air Fried!

A few months ago, my daughter expressed some curiosity about making fried spring rolls at home. Knowing that you can buy pre-made vegan egg roll wraps in the store, we decided to try our hand at making them.The twist? We used the air fryer!  Soon after our first successful attempt, our air fryer broke. AfterContinue reading “Vegan Egg Rolls: Air Fried!”