Annapolis, Maryland USA During the Covid-19 Pandemic- Week #2

On sunny days, taking a stroll has become a game of weaving back and forth across the street to avoid close contact with everyone else seeking fresh air.

Gluten-free recipe and photos for veal parmigiana comfort meal

  It’s when you actually do the cooking that you are reminded of some important tips when formulating a recipe.  Last night I made the veal parmigiana mentioned in yesterday’s post and I forgot to mention that the fool-proof way to make certain your coating of cracker or bread crumbs sticks to the veal cutletsContinue reading “Gluten-free recipe and photos for veal parmigiana comfort meal”

Auto crash sends spouse to Maryland Shock Trauma

My husband.s blue mini cooper has bit the dust, it is now totaled and he was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma.  He sustained a bad concussion and  is pretty banged up. I had a sense of deja vu having just been a patient at shock trauma 18 monthes ago. The same attentive staffContinue reading “Auto crash sends spouse to Maryland Shock Trauma”

September Has Come and Gone – Excerpts from Editor’s Letter

There was a family, the Greens, that lived in our neighborhood, when I was a child, who had a daughter my age named Rachel. I liked to go to their house because it was very different from my own.  Mrs. Green was a stay-at-home mom, unlike my own mother who was often preoccupied with herContinue reading “September Has Come and Gone – Excerpts from Editor’s Letter”

New Puppy & New Magazine!

2012 got off to a wonderful start with the arrival of Chloe a beautiful Labradoodle puppy (now 10 weeks old). While I did have every intention of adopting a Golden Retriever rescue, fate had other plans. And perhaps with all our strong memories of our beloved Grace of Naptown, it better that we have switchedContinue reading “New Puppy & New Magazine!”

Happy 2012 Wishes to Good Friends Far & Near

The start of a New Year gives me the opportunity to once again thank everyone who offered words of encouragement, cards, flowers, home cooked meals, and just plain spent time with me taking walks and helping to accomplish what were previously small tasks around the house. My family and I are so thankful that IContinue reading “Happy 2012 Wishes to Good Friends Far & Near”

Physical Therapy Can Be Painful

This morning was my first Physical Therapy session since the accident. I can’t do anything with my back, this month, so the focus is on my neck. I already know the drill, having been through PT after surgery on my broken left wrist two years ago. Heat first to loosen up and relax the muscles,Continue reading “Physical Therapy Can Be Painful”

Herman Maril Exhibit Brings Family to New York

Saturday I walked over 100 city blocks in New York City. Fortunately I brought my TCO (Total Contact Orthosis) brace ie clamshell for when I started to feel fatigued. It was also great protection elbowing our way off the train in crowded Penn Station. The occasion was the opening of the Herman Maril exhibition, entitledContinue reading “Herman Maril Exhibit Brings Family to New York”

Great News:The Back Brace is Off!!!

It’s been exactly eight weeks and three days, trapped inside the TCO Total Contact Orthosis jacket( also known as the Clamshell) and I have been given my release papers so to speak. I am close to tears as I type this. I’ve been waiting such a long time for this day. I can finally stopContinue reading “Great News:The Back Brace is Off!!!”

Greek Burgers with Fennel

My husband reminded me this morning that six weeks ago I could barely hold a mug in my hand. Whenever possible I was drinking beverages out of disposable plastic because it was lighter in weight. Now I don’t give a thought to lifting a pottery mug. I can even lift a frying pan which meansContinue reading “Greek Burgers with Fennel”

Horseback Riding Anyone?

“How is the horse?” or “Did you shoot the horse?” have been some of the inquisitive remarks tossed my way when people learn that I broke my back in an equestrian accident. “Are you planning on continuing riding?” I remember going to the salvage yard to retrieve a few items out of my car thatContinue reading “Horseback Riding Anyone?”

“Fun For All” Will Make You Smile

Fun for All is the name of the new store that opened at 32 West Street in the former location of a la Mode.. This new store has nothing to do with lingerie. It is all about candy and toys. Owners Jessica and Mark Clampitt have a sister shop in Lewes, Delaware and Mark toldContinue reading ““Fun For All” Will Make You Smile”

A Lesson of Determination from My Father

My father, the artist Herman Maril, dislocated his ankle– not only breaking bones, but tearing muscles, tendons, and ligaments when I was a child. It was a traumatic event, requiring the arrival of the Lower Cape Rescue Squad and ambulance, which took him Up Cape to Hyannis and Cape Cod Hospital in the dark ofContinue reading “A Lesson of Determination from My Father”

Not the Editor

Monday I lost my job. After six and half years of dedication, I was stunned. But I guess it’s a sign of the times. A lot of people have been losing their jobs. Now when I walk downtown, I no longer need to bring my digital camera and little notebook tucked in my pocket readyContinue reading “Not the Editor”

Hanging In There

“Hanging in there” has taken on a whole new meaning to me these days. It is the stock phrase I’ve been using, whenever people I encounter casually ask me, “How are You?” and in many cases have no idea I am encased in a heavy back brace or what I affectionately call “the clamshell” thatContinue reading “Hanging In There”