United

Right now, as I type this, an awesome event is occurring at Texas A&M University. That event:

 

I’ve always believed the best way to fight hate is with love. Please, if you don’t take away anything else right now from this post, understand one thing: Richard Spencer was invited by an individual who rented out a public room on campus. He was NOT invited by the university itself.

The university, however, did organize Aggies United, celebrating the campus’s diversity. I love the statement made by Texas A&M President Michael K. Young. Take a moment and read it.

I’m not going to say A&M is perfect. I have no doubt there have been many who have felt out of place or treated badly on campus, because we are all an imperfect people.  But I am grateful for the core values that Texas A&M strives to instill in its students: excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service. And tonight, those values are on the big stage at Kyle Field. My heart is absolutely in College Station tonight.

When a meal brings back a memory…

img_20161205_224428.jpgI’m not participating in NaBloPoMo through BlogHer this month, but I am trying to blog every day on my own. Here it is the end of the day and I am totally blank on ideas of what to write about…

Today’s prompt on NaBloPoMo is, “What dish transports you to a different place and time in your life?”

We often talk about how a song can bring back a memory. Or maybe a smell. But you don’t really think about how a dish can do the same thing.

This prompt is so fitting at this time of year. It seems like there are so many dishes that come across the table that take me back to Christmas meals surrounded by the family. And I swear Mom’s cornbread dressing could bring peace to all on earth. It’s my favorite thing.

It’s not just the holidays, though. I’ll order a meal that I had when out with friends, and those memories will come back. Perhaps that’s a huge reason why I am such a loyal customer to Freebirds Burritos. It reminds me of college days.

Any time I eat at Thai Phooket in Nashville, I think about getting together with the original two Road Widow members to talk about what that blog could some day be… going from just a blog to a community of women leaning on one another.

I love thinking about this… how food can trigger a memory. But. It’s also making me hungry!  Time to go find a snack…

The wife of a touring musician tells it like she sees it…

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