Tag Archives: nostalgia

How I Invented Coffee

Coffee foam art by Kazuki Yamamoto (worldfullofart.blogspot.com) Full Stomach, Fuller Heart (an occasional series) Unlike my oldest daughter, who as a newborn would have been thrilled if Mommy’s breasts dispensed House Blend and Dark Roast, I had to learn to … Continue reading

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An Ode to Hamburgers (sort of)

Full Stomach, Fuller Heart (an occasional series) This will be my last food memoir. Unless it isn’t. Even as I type, possibilities are appearing in the Magic 8-Ball window of my memory (Q. “Are there other foods I should write … Continue reading

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Love and Stroganoff

Picking Kathy up before the Prom (vintage super-8 film) Full Stomach, Fuller Heart (an occasional series) How could I forget my first love? Every now and then, when I was a teenager, Dad would drive us all the way to … Continue reading

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Pizza Forever!

Full Stomach, Fuller Heart (an occasional series) It’s been called the world’s most perfect food. Why? Apparently, because it includes every taste and texture we crave, all in one dish: sweet, savory, chewy, crunchy. Oh yeah, and cheese, tons of … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Comfort Food

Full Stomach, Fuller Heart (an occasional series) I really should write about “turkey with all the trimmings. After all, it’s the American Thanksgiving meal. And I do love it. But Thanksgiving means tons of preparation. And most of my food-associated … Continue reading

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Cheddar Cheese and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Full Stomach, Fuller Heart (an occasional series) Marc was my first official immigrant friend. Not that he was all that “immigranty” (he was American-born). But his parents, escapees from German-occupied Poland, were wonderfully immigranty. I listened with awe to the … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days

I’m delighted to bring you this Guest Post by a wonderful blogger and friend, Russell Brown (Russellings of the Spirit). Russell is a recently retired United Methodist pastor who is “still trying to figure out” what his next chapter will look … Continue reading

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My First “I Love You”

Summer Memories (Part Two)  (To read Part One, click here)  I was on the “island of romance.” Alone. I grabbed a burger with some buddies and swam with the Catalina goldfish. But they weren’t as pretty as her. Her being … Continue reading

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Summer Treats on Wheels!

Summer Memories Along with camping and roller rinks, I associate summer with delivery trucks. Huh? Sure, delivery guys were there year-round; the proverbial off-color tease was to suggest a particular young and attractive mom’s kids looked “an awful lot like … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

I Was Attacked by a Beautiful Psycho Killer and Lived! It was a Saturday morning. My buddy Ray showed up, tragically bored. Before long we were hopped up on caffeine and had decided to drive to Oregon. Because we were 20. … Continue reading

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