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Judy Davids, Rock Star Mommy

           ~  Judy Davids & The Mydols on “Family Jewels” with Gene Simmons.

 ~~~The Urban Dictionary defines a Rock Star as: “Someone who doesn’t follow rules, they make their own. They go out of their way to be extraordinary, different from everyone else. They sometimes choose to have exotic piercings or tattoos; some have really, really crazy hair! But this is not the only kind rock star… there is also the likes of Mrs.  Judy Davids” }

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Saint Shirley’s Chocolate Buttermilk Cake.

 ~~~~~~Saint Shirley’s Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

It. Is. Sooo.  Gooooooood.

Ingredients

  • 2 c flour
  • 1 ¾ c sugar
  • ½ c cocoa
  • ½  t salt
  • 3 t soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 c Mazola oil
  • 1 c butter milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 cup cooled coffee
  • ½ c chocolate chips (gooooood ones!)

Mix together … place in 9×13 pan for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean…bake at 350.

FUDGE FROSTING  (this will make you cry)

  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 6 T butter
  • 6 T milk

Place in pan at low heat.  When consistency begin to boil only allow 1 ½ minutes for this. Take off stove.  Add 1 teaspoon of Vanilla and ½ cup of chocolate chips.  Stir until smooth.

    This cake will make you very happy…but your ass may be sad.  Who cares!

 My mother (Saint Shirley) bakes one of these cakes every week.  It is her therapy.  It is like biting into a piece of my childhood.  Come on over to Seaver Ave.  and have a slice.

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

This buttermilk chocolate cake is insanely rich, moist, creamy and did I mention it is even more delectable with a glass of Merlot?

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Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?

 

 Are you prim & proper…utterly fashionable & classical;  a girl a President would bring home to meet his Mama and Papa? A girl who wears white pearls to bed? 

   Or are you a sex kitten… uninhibited, unrestrained ; a girl that would do it on the opulent oriental or in the back seat of sweaty Impala?

Perhaps you are both.  Perhaps you are Jackie & Marilyn merged together into  the perfect woman. 

Well, who are you?  

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Pray For Kenzie

{This post is from my dear friend, Cheryl Lewis.  She is a ghost writer, a prayer warrier, a lover,  a mother, and an angel on earth.

She heals, inspires, and wraps her beautiful words around others.  This seems to be her mission in life….

 In other words…. She “WALKS THE WALK.” 

 I love you, Cheryl.  You inspire me.}  Read below about Kenzie.

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Update: Following Kenzie’s successful surgery last month to remove one of 3 brain tumors, 11 new ones were found and have been tackled by additional GammaKnife surgery. The tumor that was removed is returning. She is uncomfortable and experiencing numbness in her arms, which may be a side effect of her tumors. On Friday, doctors will decide whether further radiation is possible. If not, she will begin processing for her final “Make a Wish” requests. (I have to stop here for a second to regroup. BREATHE!) Her parents hope to bring her back to our family’s cabin soon. She really wanted to build a snowman, so I’m gonna squelch my fierce wish for an early summer and pray for another cold blast. I still know that God can stretch His healing hand across this precious child’s body and she can live. Here’s what I also know: doctors are unable to cure her. If she lives, it is His doing. If she doesn’t, it will mean His plan for her will still be fulfilled. In her six years, her life will impact more people than mine ever will, so I refuse to second guess Him. She is the most courageous and joyous person I’ve ever known and, if I can be like her in any way, I’ll count me and those around me blessed. Kenzie is my hero and always will be!

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~~~~Kenzie has been battling a rare form of cancer for two years and, during our visit, I gave her a Build-a-Bear that our 6th-grade small group created to comfort her. She is a vibrant little girl and ALWAYS laughing! She especially loves to dance – and flirt with college boys! Her story is at www.caringbridge.org/visit/mackenziegonzalez.

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Kim’s Review of “The Unfaithful Widow” by Barbara Barth

 DECEMBER  29, 2010

 

    ~~I’m head over heels in love with Barbara Barth. 

Here’s three reasons why:    She’s hilarious.  She’s hilarious.  She’s daaaamn hilarious.

In The Unfaithful Widow  Barth  writes several short essays about her first year alone after the death of her husband.  The first sentence from “The Blue Cupboard” immediately made me smile.

“Some women have fantasies about sex.  I had  fantasies about owning a blue cupboard…I used to dream about this cupboard,…primitive, large and with just a hint of old robins egg blue paint.”

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Interview With Poet Laureate, Sheila Packa

 —Poetry should… should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.—John Keats
 
KSR—What is your goal as the new Poet Laureate to showcase poetry in our community?

Sheila Packa—I want to teach people about the power and beauty of poetry. It can reveal and help us deal with change in our life.

Poetry has a reputation for being difficult at times. People avoid it, perhaps because some is sollipsistic or remote. Poetry sometimes is like abstract art that conveys an emotion through color and gesture. It uses figurative language, for example: “Whiskey is a life waiting for somebody to marry it.” It uses one thing to describe something else that is beyond words.

Sometimes poetry can be challenging; it requires the reader to slow down. That’s a good thing. If we do, we will see that poetry can have hidden doors and surprising depth.

As poet laureate, I wanted to highlight the ways that poetry can feed us.

KSR—In an article recently you stated that poetry speaks to the spirit. Can you explain this to us? Continue Reading

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11 Women To Wine With

~~Pondering recently, I thought about ten women whom have gone to the other side that I would’ve loved to have a glass of wine with to discuss, humanity, art, men, God, poetry, sex, children, literature, and feminism.

Here are my top ten in no particular order:

Mother Theresa: “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”  —-Mother Theresa

Perhaps no wine with this great saint… only me sitting gaga eyed listening to her talk about God, the destitute of the world, hope, and YES…..life everlasting.

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