Category: lifestyle

Lifestyle: “Only one month until Christmas….”

Self-tutoring about anticipation: the tutor reflects…. When I was a kid, looking forward to Christmas brought endless pleasure from about this time of year. The holiday lights, the store displays, colouring Christmas scenes, the specials on TV…it was wonderful. Married

Lifestyle: eating in a hotel room w/o a kitchenette

Self-tutoring about life on the road: the tutor mentions a habit he’s learned. Sometimes I go away to work, so live in Parksville or Nanaimo for a week. Some of those weeks I live in a hotel room with a

Coffee: Kirkland Signature Espresso Blend, dark roast

Self-tutoring about coffee: the tutor mentions a kind he’s noticed. I like using espresso blend coffee beans to make drip coffee. An example is Kirkland Signature Espresso Blend, dark roast, a bag of which I’ve recently opened. The coffee packs

Lifestyle: Merlot vs Cabernet Sauvignon

Self-tutoring about wine: the tutor tells a short story. I’m in Parksville again–I always love it down here. Last night, after checking in, I set out to get a bottle of wine. A kind was on special. It was offered

A Grave Affair: Oct 26 Halloween party

Self-tutoring about parties and music: the tutor shares about last Saturday night. I attended A Grave Affair on October 26, 2019. It was a Halloween party hosted by CR Head Injury and was a lot of fun. My wife and

Cooking: internal temperature increase

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor mentions an observation. Today I was heating some chicken burgers whose instructions suggested, for a start, to bake them in a preheated 425F oven for about 20 minutes, then continue until an internal temp of

Lifestyle: communication, part 0

Self-tutoring about the “less is more” communication style. (Many?) years ago I saw a real estate show about people who couldn’t sell their houses. It was set in Britain and may have been “The Unsellables.” The way the show worked

Exercise and fitness: intermittent fasting

Self-tutoring about weight loss: the tutor begins about intermittent fasting. Exercise alone won’t keep me thin these days, so I’ve begun intermittent fasting. Below is a model of my daily eating pattern: eat: 6hr don’t: 18hr I’ll follow up:) Source:

Lifestyle: yellowjackets

Self-tutoring about yellowjacket lifestyle: the tutor tells news. A few weeks ago a yellowjacket apparently got stranded behind the front window. It eventually came to rest inside the top of its arch. As time passed, another joined it. I hadn’t

Cooking: how I prepare squash

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor shares a technique and a memory. I mention squash in yesterday’s post. How do I cook it? We ate squash often when I was a kid in the Maritimes. I think my father used halve