Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire. Well, maybe, not.

Jumping to conclusions is where people reach a premature conclusion on the basis of too little information. For example, believing the neighbor’s house is on fire solely on the evidence of seeing smoke coming out of their kitchen window. Taking a little time to understand the situation may just reveal your neighbor’s zeal to learn … Read more

Shake it Off and Step Up

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway. It just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his … Read more

The Story of the Two Wolves

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. The grandson had been bullied by some peers and he was angry and upset, telling his grandfather “I will make them pay someday”.  The grandfather told him: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it … Read more


Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole seems like one of those foods that people either love or hate. It makes a great dip for tortilla chips. When served on the side it cools off a spicy Mexican dish. It makes a delicious creamy topping on a burger or chicken sandwich. And it’s very easy to make. Ingredients: 4 Ripe Avocadoes, … Read more

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Ingredients: 4 Large Pieces Beef Short Ribs (About 1 ½ Lbs.) Salt & Pepper to taste 2 T Vegetable Oil 2 Cups Beef Broth 1 Cup White Wine 2 Medium Tomatoes, chopped 1 Small Onion, chopped 2 Cloves Garlic, chopped 8 Oz Fresh Mushrooms (morels, portabella, button, etc.) 2 Sprigs fresh Rosemary 2 Sprigs fresh … Read more