John, Paul, George and Ringo? Try Michael, Davy, Peter and Micky instead. Think Junior Varsity Beatles. The Beatles 2.0. I’m talking about The Monkees, the imaginary boy band/actors created by Hollywood central casting in an attempt to cash in on the sensation created by the Beatles. (I’m not joking about the central casting angle: Stephen Stills, the brilliant musician who as a member of Crosby Stills & Nash recorded some of the classic albums of the ‘70s, auditioned for the group/TV show, but was rejected as not “cute” enough. So instead they cast Peter Tork, with the goofy smile and room temperature IQ.) Continue reading
The Montford Point Marines are a little known part of U.S. military history. Born out of necessity, when African American men were first drafted to serve in World War II, the legacy of the Marines who trained at Montford Point in North Carolina is a mirror of the times, back when segregation and discrimination were par for the course. Continue reading
One of the things I love most about my job, is being able to meet ordinary people who have achieved extraordinary feats. For, what they have achieved–sometimes despite hardships and the need to overcome great barriers–is awe inspiring and can … Continue reading
So, do I have the secret recipe for Mrs. Fields’ chocolate chip cookies?
Beats me. But what I do know is that this chocolate cookie recipe is lip-smacking delicious. You’ve never tasted such melt-in-your-mouth heaven!
Whether this recipe is from Mrs. Fields doesn’t really matter. The point is they’re good enough to carry the Mrs. Fields label.
I’ve had this recipe stored away for ages and rediscovered it not too long ago, which was enough to get me back in the kitchen. I rarely cook or bake any more, on account I’m so busy, so making a huge batch of these morsels was a big deal for me. I then took them to work and watched them get devoured. Heck, one of my colleagues, JR, kept coming back for more! Continue reading
So I figured it out. I’ve had eight oral surgeries to repair the sorriest case of gums you ever did see. And at $869 a pop, that equals a whopping $6,952. Yes, you heard right. That’s $6,952 which might as … Continue reading