Poems on Simple Things (A poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Inspired by an dedicated to Emily Dickinson, who wrote so much poetry that her family apparently didn’t realize everything she had done until after she had passed away. It sounds as if, on inspecting her room, they became to find pieces here and there. Almost like a treasure hunt.] IContinue reading “Poems on Simple Things (A poem)”

A Simple Recipe: Basic Noodle Dough

The gas oven in my parents’ home stopped working the other day. It was likely due to an old igniter, the part that helps to heat the food, finally giving out after many years of faithful service. However, the nearest shop with a replacement part was more than half an hour away, and already closedContinue reading “A Simple Recipe: Basic Noodle Dough”

A Straight and Simple Path (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: We each have our own unique paths through life.] I have sometimes heard of           but never found             a simple             unchanged path                        through life               like a velvet carpet unfurled                      straight to grand goals                                such as Success                                         or Wisdom                                         or Inner peace— So far            mostContinue reading “A Straight and Simple Path (A Poem)”

Article: Three Lessons Learned from My Cat

I have had the pleasure of a sweet black kitty in my life for almost two years now. Salem came to me a short while after the pandemic struck in 2020, and while my father struggled against colon cancer (from which, I am happy to report, he has made a full recovery). With life soContinue reading “Article: Three Lessons Learned from My Cat”

Tuna and Peas: A Nostalgic Dish

Food has a certain way of connecting the past to the present. Every dish has some story or sentimental value behind it. I have accumulated many fond memories of baking or cooking meals, using recipes from an old Dutch cookbook that my mother got from her community church while growing up in Michigan. But theContinue reading “Tuna and Peas: A Nostalgic Dish”

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