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Another Sign of the Apocalypse. We ARE Out of Dark Chocolate.

My wife sent me on a mission to Trader Joes who has notoriously good dark chocolate at a typically low Trader Joes price. She gave me the go-ahead to purchase some Orange Chicken and some Cauliflower Gnocchi. These are two of our go-tos we like to have in the freezer – especially at pandemic time. Several years ago, Trader Joes stores were only in the far eastern and western U.S., and the only time a Southerner found one was in the Consumer Reports ratings of grocery stores where TJs always was rated in the top three. One… Read more Another Sign of the Apocalypse. We ARE Out of Dark Chocolate.

My First Grad-Child

NOTE: The names in this story are used with permission. One of the absolute joys that came with ending my career in education as a professor for the last 14 years was the students—most practicing teachers. We got to know each other really well. Many of them I taught a half-dozen times in various courses. Many late-night phone calls. Dozens of meetings at coffee shops for far too many reasons to list. And lots of, “Dr. D., Can I ask you a question after class” hourlong discussions. I loved my students… Read more My First Grad-Child