There Are Some Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste, Let’s Do Them

In the U.S. alone, 150,000 tons of food is wasted daily, according to a recent study. That’s about a pound of food per person, every single day. That being so, it stands to reason that most of us aren’t doing enough to stop food from going to waste. I love coming up with ways to cook with leftovers and expiring foods. I recently made broccoli tots using yellowed broccoli. Really, there are no…

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For the Sake of the Constitution, We Must Amend the Second Amendment

In the wake of another school shooting, this one occurring within a pleasant afternoon drive of my front door and claiming the lives of ten people, the talk turns once again to gun control. For some, the massacre at Santa Fe High School was the latest tally marks in a plea to do something about America’s deadly gun addiction. For others, it was a chance to show up at the killing field with a gun…

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No, You Aren’t Selfish :: The Myths and Realities of Self Care

Ah, self care. It’s a hot topic in the mental health world, and has gotten more popular in the mainstream over the past few years. Just search it on Pinterest and you can find tons of suggestions on ways to practice self care. Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and self care is imperative […]

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Raising Foodie Kids :: You Get What You Ask For

Picture this :: You and your gaggle of kids are seated at your favorite restaurant on an unexpectedly busy afternoon. The waitress is so swift, you decide to trust the kids to order politely and on their own. That’s when your 10 year old looks up with her large, round eyes, and says, “I’ll have […]

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Film Facts: Burn Edition

Perhaps not oddly the most intriguing movie this week premieres on cable, followed by superhero subversion of the form and a few indie screenings. Fahrenheit 451 has been a work in progress from the very beginning of its literary origin. The book has never been out of print. Ray Bradbury (1920 – 2012) in a forward to a subsequent paperback edition talks about the short version of the novel he…

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Pitmaster Deluxe: An Interview With Daniel Hinojosa of Harris County General Store

The Great Texas BBQ Festival​ throws down this weekend on May 19th and 20th at Post HTX. Have you bought your tickets yet? Twenty of the best BBQ teams from the Great State of Texas will compete during the festival for a $20,000 cash prize. And believe us, the BBQ lineup for this festival is a thing of beauty. One of the standouts on the pitmaster roster of the festival is Daniel Hinojosa of…

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My Son’s Struggle with Depression

By the time my son started his senior year of high school, he was “that” guy. Alex wasn’t just regular popular, he lived at the pinnacle of popular. I watched him bloom from the quiet kid we used to call The Professor into an outgoing, charismatic three sport varsity letterman. He never met a person […]

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