The Unemployment Cookbook: Hobo Dinner

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

The Menagerie’s not helping with this recipe. This one’s all mine. (Like I want to share this with a frog or zebra, anyway.)

Can I get a hello for another family favorite recipe that’s easily changeable? I love love love the meat-and-potatoes flavors, the easy clean up, and of course, the wallet-friendly ingredients. I mean, who wouldn’t? Even the Catford Manor felines drool for this savory meal.

So, on a busy week like this (writing NOLA, working the new day job, watching NCIS season premieres), it’s nice to have a quick dinner fix. Am … read the rest. . .

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Can We Talk?

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Can we talk? Seriously. Can we just come together for a discussion? There’s been some conflict going on lately. Some serious name-calling. Finger-pointing. Some not-so-loving of thy neighbors. Some getting-our-signals-crossed dialogue.

Now, I know we all have different:

  • backgrounds
  • belief systems
  • economic status
  • health
  • heritage
  • personality dynamics

And all these go into making each one of us unique.

But does that mean we shouldn’t respect each other?

Is a firefly any less beautiful than a peacock because of its size? Is a fish any less magnificent than a bear?

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NOLA Update: September 25, 2017

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I know, y’all just had an update not too long ago. Thing is, things are getting good. They’re getting done. They’re getting, well, you know. Out there.

So, earlier today I had a tiny emo moment on the FB NOLA Swarm Group page. It went something like this:

“Feeling a bit stressed as I sit to write today. Wrenched my back earlier which makes sitting . . . or standing . . . or walking . . . or breathing . . . uncomfortable. It’s the third time in a month this has happened,

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