Tag Archives: Moxie Recipe Contest

It’s a Sign

One of my friends from Portland, Hilda Taylor, is passionate about helping cats.  When I first met her in the early 1980’s, she had just begun her involvement with an urban feral feline rescue and awareness organization.  You can read … Continue reading

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On Moxie Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard, considered by some critics as one of the greatest films of all time, ends with a scene in which actress Gloria Swanson, playing character Norma Desmond, stares eerily into the camera and says “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m … Continue reading

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Pleased as Pyrex

I started worrying about garbage and landfills after I got out of college.  I hadn’t taken any classes about it and I hadn’t been to any environmental rallies.  I just started putting my garbage to the curb once a week … Continue reading

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The other day I got an e-mail from a gastronomic scholar, requesting information about the Moxie Recipe Contest.  Who knew a person could get a Master’s degree in gastronomy from a program co-founded by Jacques Pepin and Julia Child?  Maybe … Continue reading

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This Bag is Not a Toy

There are a few songs with the word “bag” in them.  James Brown’s Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag is probably the first one that comes to mind; a much older song is Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Be Happier!

Here at The Coop, a lot of news and information comes over the transom at all hours of the day and night.  I process most things efficiently, filing them into the appropriate mental compartments.  Bernard Saint’s birthday was filed in … Continue reading

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Writing and Cooking with Moxie

It was a typical Monday; the weather puppets wound everyone up with the threat of a winter storm yesterday afternoon.  Minute by minute radio reports, big warning signs on the interstate, and lots of fear fogging created an atmosphere of … Continue reading

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