And here you probably thought that April 20 was all about smoking weed.

My wife Margaret

When your home is, for all intents, a feline preserve, the value of an animal care clinic that is open on Sundays cannot be overestimated.

'Strange Tales' no. 130: 'The Defeat of Dr. Strange!'

yay, quaint hero comix

Quick declaration: I wish that the Stan Lee/Steve Ditko storytelling run on 'Strange Tales'/'Doctor Strange' had lasted, yea verily, even unto these current days.

A statue of the Buddha on our courtyard porch

If you meet the Buddha on the terraza

Our statue of the Sakyamuni Siddhattha Gotama Buddha made the trip with us from St. Louis to Austin. Having journeyed so far with us, he deserved a central position in the yard.

Salmon-topped hash, recipe by Cat Cora

‘Salmon-topped hash’

Was not at all in the mood to cook. Lucky for us that we know awesome celebrity chef Cat Cora - or, at least, we know her cookbooks. From Cooking From the Hip came a dinner that made me very happy indeed.