Weekly Recipe Cards

January 10, 2018

View from Herzogstand over Lake Walchen, Bavaria by Chris Holgersson

View from Herzogstand over Lake Walchen, Bavaria by Chris Holgersson

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Escape Committee

January 9, 2018

Landmannalaugar, Iceland by Amy Hanley

Landmannalaugar, Iceland by Amy Hanley

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Christmas

December 25, 2017

I wish all of my friends, family, church family and former co-workers a sincere Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Season's Greetings from the Chappell family!

I know it's cold outside (hmmm, someone should write a song about that), that there isn't enough snow yet and everyone is busy, but I still love all of you and look forward to getting together with some of you over the break and getting together with as many as I can in the New Year.

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Best Laid Plans

December 5, 2017

According to the Interwebs, the full quote that I take this post's title from goes something like this:

The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.

Robert Burns

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Nervous and Excited

November 26, 2017

There's just something about big changes that make them nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. Some days I think that I've had enough big changes in my life that they're unlikely to affect me much anymore and then along comes a bigger change and it's back to the emotional roller-coaster again.

Two weeks ago was my final week with Benevolent Employer and thus I am now an independent contractor. There were a multitude of reasons and circumstances that all came together at the same time and made the decision somewhat inescapable. Much as I wanted out of Corporate America, this wasn't my preferred timing or way, but you work with the circumstances that life gives you and make the best of it. Or as the cool kids say these days, because "reasons".

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