Come Home Safely, Come Home Soon

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Even the extreme drought conditions and the unbearably dry Texas heat couldn’t ruin my time at home last weekend.  It’s always nice to spend time with people who have known me since I was born – it makes me appreciate the good qualities I’ve worked hard to cultivate within myself.  There is also something intriguing about towns surrounding military bases: …

Sweet Ruin

  I think there must be something wrong with me, or wrong with strength, that I would break my happiness apart simply for the pleasure of the sound. The sound the pieces make.  What is wrong   with peace?  I couldn't say. But, sweet ruin, I can hear you. There is always the desire. Always the cloud, suddenly present and…

Picante Roast Beef w/Tomatoes, Lime & Green Chiles

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  A friend recently let me borrow Robin Miller’s Quick Fix Meals cookbook, and I love how the focus of the recipes is on saving time without sacrificing good taste or quality ingredients.  Most “quick cookbooks” I’ve tried rely heavily on unhealthy, pre-packaged items and I like that Robin Miller stays away from that.  I whipped this up last week…

Saintsational

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  With the Saints first pre-season game just days away and the recent 5-year contract (finally) secured by my favorite player, Lance Moore, I am definitely looking forward to this upcoming season.  This weekend, I made a quick overnight trip to surprise some old friends and was so excited to see the Saints pride very much alive in the small…