• Tad Decker


    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I am among the many (surely numbering in the hundreds of millions) who check in with your blog everyday. Many thanks for your take on this ineffably wonderful Inland Valley.

    [You’re welcome, Tad. It’s probably more like tens of dozens, but I like how you think. — DA]

  • Vlad

    In Old Country when we boys got colds our mothers went to pond to catch the fish. She bring fish home and take out the livers. She mashed liver up and fed to us by spoon.

    Most of time in Old Country boys don’t tell mothers about having cold.

    [Old Country boys probably didn’t have blogs, did they? — DA]

  • Bob House

    My Mom always reccomends hot lemonade with bourbon and honey for a cold. As she says, if it works, great. If not, you don’t care.

    My recommendation — any decent chicken noodle soup with the addition of several heaping tablespoons of pico de gallo, heavy on the jalapenos.

    Hope you’re back at your keyboard very soon.

  • Chris Moran

    My grandmother had a great chicken soup recipe.

    First, you have to find a chicken.

    … brb

  • shirley wofford

    Sorry about the cold. As far as chicken soup is concerned, Albertsons Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup is quite good. As for the medicinal benefits of it, I heard on the car radio that the ingredient in chicken soup that does the trick is the salt in the broth.

    [All I had around the house was a can of organic tomato and basil. It wasn’t chicken soup, but it was pretty good. — DA]

  • Little Stevie Wonder

    Sorry about the H1N1, better switch to the fist bump, especially with those slimy politicians in Ontario.

    [Sound advice. — DA]

  • Ramona

    Feel better soon, buddy. It’s not the same around here without ya. If you’re still taking it easy tomorrow try not to get hooked on soap operas. Or Maury Povich.

    The mother/grandmother in me says, “Lotsa fluids, rest and ibuprofen and you’ll be on your feet in no time.”

    Sending mental chicken soup and TLC your way.

    [Thanks, Ramona. Now you’ve got me thinking of a new line of books: “Mental Chicken Soup for the Soul”… DA]