Triple Homonyms

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Wed 02 February 2011. Tags: language, reading,

Triple Homonyms

There are a lot of homonyms running around out there in the wild.  I’ve collected this list of triple homonyms over a period of time.  They are words that are spelled differently, have different meanings, but sound the same.  I’ve also avoided using proper names in …

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On Being a Reader

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Sat 20 November 2010. Tags: reading,

During my childhood and teen years I was a voracious reader. But, as I entered my adult years with all the responsibilities of life, I gradually read less and less. It got to the point, I could no longer remember the last book I had read. I resolved to change …

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The 360 Degree Leader

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Sun 14 November 2010. Tags: reading, review,

The 360 Degree Leader - Book Review

book cover

During my performance appraisal at work this year, my boss recommended I read, "The 360 Degree Leader" by John C. Maxwell.  So, I did.  I didn't know how well I would enjoy the book when the table of contents indicated a rigorous, methodical layout …

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"Mother's Cole Slaw"

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 24 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

This recipe was given to me by my mother the same time as the Vegetable Salad – in the 70’s.

Ingredients

Hand me down recipes like this are often lacking quantities. How much celery seed? How much sugar? Now she is gone and I can't ask her. That is just …

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"Mother's Vegetable Salad"

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 24 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

She used to serve this at Christmas and/or any other special occasion. It was one of her favorites. I have the hand written copy – apparently she gave me this recipe in the ‘70’s.

Ingredients

  • 1 large can Leisure peas.
  • 1 can French Style Green Beans
  • 1 cup chopped …

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Great White Chili

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Sun 22 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

One of my favorites.

Ingredients

  • 3 - 16 oz cans Great Northern Beans Do not drain
  • 4 cups Chicken breast Cubed
  • 1 T Oil
  • 2 Onions Chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 2 - 4 oz cans Mild green chilies Chopped
  • 2 t Ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 t Dried oregano Crumbled
  • 1/4 …

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Healthy Shrimp Gumbo

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Fri 25 June 2010. Tags: recipes,

This is a "healthy" gumbo recipe. The main thing it does is leave out the roux. But, with all the other southern goodness, it is still mighty tasty. Keep with the healthy theme by serving over whole grain brown rice.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs shrimp
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 …

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The Place of Transformation

Written by shakiestnerd in Faith on Fri 18 June 2010. Tags: faith,

Luke 9:28-36 Prayer doesn't need to be boring! Jesus and his disciples went up into mountain to pray and the usual was happening, the disciples fell asleep and Jesus prayed. This night was different however, as Jesus had other company join him. Moses and Elijah dropped by to discuss …

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