Short Notes – 8.5.13

Today, Major League Baseball banned 13 players for at least 50 games, and in the case of Alex Rodriguez the remaining 2013 season and the 2014 season.  It saddens me that this is what our sport has become.  I remember as a child the build up to Hank Aaron‘s 715th home run, it was a national obsession and a celebration when he surpassed Babe Ruth‘s record.  Unfortunately today’s kids will never witness the innocent excitement of sport the way we were able to enjoy it.  Today’s sports have * behind the records out of suspicion of doping and cheats.  Gone are the days when a child wanted to grow up to be the next Hank Aaron or Johnny Bench, now because of cheating, the luster of sport has grown dim.

Big Brother 15, Episode 17

Florence and the Machine


Banana Nut Bread….  Easy recipe


Sunrise, 8.5.13 – Sunrise Beach; Palm Beach, FL

What’s Cooking…. Banana Nut Bread

Sometimes I buy too many bananas just for the purpose of letting them over-ripen,  so I can make Banana Nut Bread.  I have been looking for a reason to bake something and ta-da, over ripe bananas!

Banana Nut Bread is SIMPLE, SIMPLE SIMPLE!

2 over ripe bananas

1/2 cup chopped pecans (ideally from Hudson Pecan Company; Ocilla, GA )

1 egg

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup self rising flour

Mix all ingredients together and bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

banana bread

Life’s Playlist…. Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine


Life’s Playlist…. Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine