Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cinnamon Squares

A long time ago, my sister worked at the Twin Lights in Highlands, New Jersey. The lighthouse had a nice, little gift section. One of the books for sale was The Williamsburg Cookbook. My sister gave me that cookbook for my birthday. The recipe for Cinnamon Squares turned out to be my favorite. If you like cinnamon, you'll love these sweet treats.

Cinnamon Squares

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, separated
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cups nuts, chopped

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Grease a large 9 x13 pan.
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolk and then the dry ingredients.
Press the batter into the pan.
Beat the egg white until foamy and spread it over the batter.
Press on the nuts.
Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Cut into squares.


Thursday, July 05, 2018

What Is Truth?

Last week, I was filled with hope at what the world could be. This week I am in despair. I do my best to sort out the truth, but there are those who refuse to believe it. They tell me I am misinformed.

I am a news addict. Since my father was a journalist, I don't think I had much choice in becoming what I am. I was fed civil liberties at the dinner table every night. My father was a Jersey City Democrat. I have liberal blood running in my veins.

As I watch the division in our country grow ever wider, I spend time in research to sort out the truth and offer it to those who watch only Fox 5 News or acquire their information from other less reputable sources. My efforts to inform them are a waste of time. They see things in a different light, though for the most part they are technically Christian—as I am. They technically love their neighbor--as I do. 

But when it comes to aliens, that's another story, despite what the Bible has to say on that topic. 

So I despair. While I know I am not alone, there isn’t much I can do other than vote, send money to Sister Norma (, or continue making an attempt to ferret out the truth even if nobody is listening. 

The problem with the truth is that it is often inconvenient. Lies are easier. We have all lied. Often, we lie to make ourselves appear more intelligent or we lie about others. What upsets me the most about the current administration are the deceptions used to instill fear. It is a very effective tactic. From what I have experienced, it is working very well to further create tension and division in our country. 

I found a very good post, Does The Truth Really Set Us Free? written by Reverend Ed Hird of St. Simon’s Anglican Church. He's addressing the article to Canadians, but I feel it is relevant to everyone. Please read it. It is worth your time.