Black Birds, White Sky

My best friend from high school once described Hell as a calendar full of February’s; terrifying.  Up ahead, I see the full month of February blocking my way to springtime.  It’s ominous and dark up there and after surviving the chaos of November and December and the treacherous gray days of January, I’m not sure…

Soggy Waffles

I have yet to come up with a good waffle recipe. My son Jacob is a big fan of the waffle and though I excel in the area of soups and stews and anything you can toss in a skillet, the waffle eludes me. I understand the basics: milk, eggs, flour, salt, a raising agent,…