TempleCon: The Temple of Steam

February 7, 2009, Providence, Rhode Island TempleCon, now having completed its fourth incarnation, is a gaming festival, a social celebration and basically a three-day party.  They got continuous gaming, live music, and this year some live performances…. cabaret style!!!

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2009 RI SPCA Bellydance Benefit

So this past past Saturday, we bundled up against the cold, grabbed our things, supplies, jewelry and costumes and trundled ourselves down to West Greenwich, RI.  We arrived early at the Elk’s Hall so we could do the setup for the 2009 RISPCA Benefit Bellydance Show that was being orchestrated by Ameena. 

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Best of What the Season Has to Offer To You and Yours!

Happy Winter Solstice 2008

Welcome to winter and the first day was a doozy.  Old Man Winter must have been waiting in the wings, well rested and waiting for his cue.

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Ms. Betty Page Moves On

Another cultural icon has moved on. Actually, I should say the lady that created the persona that we all know as that notorious pinup queen the 1950’s has passed on. 

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35th Bridge Birthday: A Kitchen Perspective

The 35th Bridge Birthday has come and gone and it was a success. But then again, I can’t say as I know personally. I wasn’t out on the floor with the people drinking, dancing, and generally having a good time enjoying the evening.

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Higgins Armory Run

We just recently returned from our must do once a decade pilgrimage to Higgins Armory. This place is in Worcester, Mass. and is housed in an oddly art deco glass and steel mill like building with turrets.

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One of the Last This Year

Such a beautiful clear and sunny day outside (54 degrees), much too nice to spend it working in with the promise of this being one of the last beautiful days available.

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Surprise Strawberry Planting in Fall

Except for a small stint earlier in the spring when I planted some tomato plants, the garden has lain idle for the past two years. Those tomato plants suffered the wrath of a surprise spring hurricane named Hurricane Mojo.

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Tiger Tavern, A Day to Remember

What a beautiful day it was. Summer fading with a lingering 73 degrees, a clear sky, bright sun and just a bit of breeze. Tiger Tavern is in full swing and this year something special as Baron Steffan ap Kennydd of Silverwing has graciously offered to sponsor a tournament in the style of a Pas d’armes in celebration of his 60th birthday.

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