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A Rose is just a Rose…

Tell us about your blog name. Where did it come from?

Well I had toyed with many names…then someone said name it after an animal you love. 

Most people know I love owls and wolves.  Just US Wolves didn’t go with what I wanted to write on…though Just Us Owls rang all the right bells.  I try to give out little bits of wisdom among my rants and Owls being a symbol of wisdom resulted in my blog being born!

I hope I’ve lived up to the name. I love to write when I have the time and I love all my readers! 

A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet? (I hope).


Funny Memory


Day 14: A Funny Memory from Childhood.

blogtober14 prompts

Well this always gets me to chuckle when I start thinking about it.  As a small boy, I had some problems with my speach.  I pronounced my Ts like Fs and could not pronounce my Rs.  Well you can imagine my mother’s embarrassment when we would go to parades and I would get excited at the Fire Trucks and say: “Look Mom a fire f-uck!”  My poor mother would just die of embarrassment and have to explain to people what I was actually saying!

Kids Say

A Favorite Recipe

Day 13 A Favorite Recipe.


First I’ll say I’m Italian and I don’t use no stinking recipe! 😉 Though I do have a few that I enjoy.  This one is one of my own creation.

Eddie’s Famous Lemon Chicken
Warning: this will cause puckering…it’s not a sweet dish but a sour.

5-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs: cut into small cubes or nugget size
1-2 clove of garlic chopped
1 Spanish/Red Onion cut into rings (thickness is your preference)
6-7 fresh lemons
1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 tablespoon of oregano and rosemary (fresh if possible)

Cut 3-4 of your lemons into wedges and remove the meat from the rind. Use the juice of 1-2 lemons over your chicken while cooking. The remaining lemons cut into wedges and use them as a garnish.

In a good size sauté pan (must have a lid), add olive oil, garlic, and onions. Let cook about 1 minute. Add chicken and lemon meat; sprinkle with spices, and slowly simmer (covered) until chicken is done (stir occasionally). Onions should be nice and caramelized by the time you serve.

Serve over noodles or rice. For a side dish, a fresh salad will touch off this dish.

Salt and or Pepper to taste. If you enjoy Sangria or Raspberry Wine serve with this dish and enjoy!


As a way to challenge myself to write more (and to have topics to actually write about!) I have decided to participate in #Blogtober14, which is a challenge to write a blog post every day in October (though I’m joining twelve days late), complete with prompts!

blogtober14 prompts

Day 12: Best advice you’ve been given. 

I’d have to say the best advice I’ve been given is simply to embrace my happiness and the rest of life will go by easily.  So that my dear readers is what I pass on to you.  Embrace your happiness, make it contagious so it spreads to others!

Day 12

Day 12: The Last Song You Heard


The last song I heard on the radio was from Lady Antebellum. Great little group that I rate up in my favorite, little more rock than country and that’s okay. The song well you’re just going to have to watch the video aren’t ya! 😉

Day 11

Day 11 On The Soundtrack of My Favorite Movie

I’m noticing a trend here… to get more difficult as we go along or drive Ed crazy!

West Side Story is one of my favorite Plays and Movies. I’d have to say this little number is one of my favorite pieces from the entire play/movie even though the entire score is terrific.

Day 9

Since I missed a few days of posting I’m playing catch up today.

Day 9: A song that makes you hopeful. 
I guess this may be cliche but this song has always made me hopeful.  Mr. Armstrong sang the Blues so well, but every now and then he had a jewel that even he had to stop.  Take it away Louis!