The Equivicators, or Iron Chefs, if You Will

Callie Cabaniss ‘n me, or me ‘n Callie Cabaniss.

The Chefs! Callie Cabaniss and I! One of us is the sou chef and the other is the head chef. Okay, I confess; I’m the sous, Callie’s the head: An eight-year-old Martha Stewart. She is a force, a presence not to be ignored. She is Terry’s granddaughter and an absolute delight to be around. On the day we were photographed, it was Thanksgiving, maybe 2008 or 2009; I don’t remember. All I know is, we had fun.

Truth is, I’m a wannabe chef. I love to cook, so it is an honor to be Thanksgiving chef for Terry’s family. A joyously exhausting day every year.

Another truth is, I’m a wannabe writer. Just as I love to cook, I love to write, and I do every day, either as a blogger or as a curmudgeon contributor to the editorial section of our local newspaper The Roanoke Times. 

I authored two novels — For the Heart’s Treasure and Children of Bast. As time passes I’ll refer to them often, but please read them. They are available at (what isn’t?) as trade paperbacks and e-book (Kindle). At they are available in several other reading platforms.

I am a retired secondary teacher — English and Theatre Arts. Having four pets, Terry and I are serious animal lovers. Three dogs — Rufus, Mackey, and Spankie — and a gorgeous Burmese tomcat Cody who is the color of a Hershey bar with eyes like shiny pennies. We had two cats, but my old friend Millie (shown on my home page) died January 18, 2014. She was 18 years old. I shall miss her extremely.

There is more about me, but I think this is enough for now. As you read my stuff here, and I sincerely hope you do, I will reveal myself little by little. And, I want you to comment, good, bad or indifferent. I love people and want to know what they think.


Lemme no whatchu think!