Monthly Archives: October 2015

Road Trip to Kansas

I try to make every road trip a part of my writing life.  And in this case, it means eating gumbo whenever I can find it – even in Kansas. I spent last week in Manhattan, aka “The Little Apple,” … Continue reading

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Saving My Identity

I found an old faculty ID from Central High School stuffed between some outdated credit cards in a zipper pouch in the back of the desk drawer. I hadn’t been looking for it, but it completed the set of five. … Continue reading

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National Gumbo Day – Bitter-Sweet with a Sprinkle of Filé

National Gumbo Day – yesterday – was bitter-sweet at our house. My book The Gumbo Diaries: Mississippi & Beyond premiered on Amazon and the first box of copies arrived. But, cooking a pot of gumbo was bitter-sweet. I made Cajun … Continue reading

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Fall in Florida: Time for peanuts and peanut butter gumbo

I went to the Peanut Festival in search of homemade peanut butter. Instead, I ate gumbo and spent the Sunday afternoon at a memorable old-timey fall festival. In Jay, Florida, right in the middle of a peanut field by a … Continue reading

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