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“Threes” – A fitness resolution I kept

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Andy Beal (@andybeal) My sister and I made a 2021 fitness resolution that we were able to keep and plan to continue into 2022. It’s effective, concise and achievable. Most of all, it’s not overwhelming. What is it? We call it “threes.” What that […]

Generally Speaking

Pithiviers au Jambon Recipe in English

  My francophile uncle used to make Pithiviers au Jambon. It was a special dish he would make for big family gatherings at Christmas. Everyone loved it, even if they couldn’t pronounce it. 🙂 It took me a long time to find a recipe for it in English. I found this site and used Google […]


What I’ve learned about seeing the Aurora Borealis

Andy and have gone aurora chasing to Iceland and twice to Alaska. Our first two visits to see the aurora had limited success. First, we went to Iceland where we saw the aurora low on the horizon, but without color. To the naked eye, it appeared white and gray, but the camera caught the green […]


Cinnamon and Sugar Coated Nuts

I’m often asked for the recipe for the cinnamon sugared nuts that I make in the fall and winter. So, I thought I’d write a blog post with instructions. Ingredients 1 cup of sugar – I use pure cane sugar that’s also Non-GMO. It’s the tan, less processed sugar. 1.5 (or more) tablespoons of cinnamon. […]