An Autumn Getaway in Vancouver

Ice Cream Taste Test, Which Flavor is Best?

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? In honor of this special occasion, my family conducted an ice cream taste test. Sunday afternoon, we broke out 8 different containers of ice cream. Four mint were varieties. Four were chocolate.  The brands included were Safeway Select, Baskin Robbins, Haagen Dazs, and Ben & Jerry’s. Only I knew which sample was which. The testing procedure was pretty simple. I set eight bowls on ice cream (one for each flavor) on the kitchen table, and put a numbered sheet of paper with each bowl. Everyone tasted the ice creams and Read More

An Autumn Getaway in Vancouver

Happy Father’s Day and Thanks Dad

Years ago, when I was in high school, I was asked to write an essay about someone who was a major influence on me. Someone I looked up to. I worked hard on the assignment. My essay was chosen to be read that year at the senior banquet. I believe I won a small scholarship too. The essay was about my dad. It’s been more than 25 years since I wrote that essay and I can still remember some of the points I made. That’s probably because my dad’s influence was so big and so important that I still feel Read More