Thursday, October 20, 2011

Grandma Mary

October 20, 2011

Being a grandparent is great! Mary and Rainn.

Soup Bones

October 19, 2011

Readjusting after an intense experience like Peace Corps is the pits. One would think that this being my second time, it would be easier, but it’s not. You may think the feeling is due to returning to the “Same-O, Same-O’, but the “Same-O, Same-O” isn’t the same anymore

I like soup. The weather is getting chilly… soup time. To make good soup, you need a soup bone. I have been to four supermarkets filled with every meat cut you might think to serve, but nary a soup bone. Most of the meat comes to the store, either prepackaged or butchered in some Iowa or Nebraska meat processing plant. Modern supermarket butchers now are stock boys with funny paper hats. There are marrow bones for dogs, but no soup bones for humans.

This is what I mean by the difficulty of readjusting. When you are away, everything is new and exciting. When you return, all is new, except you.