The Chowder – Dixon Line

"In 1939, Cleveland Sleeper, a lawmaker from Maine, introduced a bill that would have made it a crime to add tomatoes to clam chowder. He debated Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankee, pro-tomato) on the radio. Set aside the obvious travesty of tomato-based chowder, and then the question becomes: Creamy broth? Or clear broth? Bacon fat, or no bacon fat?"

Dear Deann — It is January 1, 2021

Deann said that learning everything will take a long time, and I would have to be patient with myself. She said that from her perspective, even though I was not yet up to speed with the menus and on the restaurant's systems, the guests were benefitting from my presence in the dining room — because of my conscientious nature, honesty, and heart.

Rest in Peace Herman Cain

"I don't agree with Herman Cain's politics at all, but what I agree with even less is how Herman Cain has been completely discarded by Trump and the Republicans since his death from Covid-19. Herman Cain's life mattered and deserves to be remembered. Here is my tribute to Herman Cain."