Monday, July 11, 2016

Teddy Bear Picnic

Just a note to say this book was delayed at, but should be availablenow

Open Road Series, Vol. 2
by James R. Kincaid

This all originated with my mom, who had this idea that I should launch a voyage of discovery (my cool way of putting it) and spend the entire summer exploring the world outside me and the world within (whatever that means) by driving a luxury camper from Los Angeles to my Uncle Marshall’s in Atlanta. I am supposed to “court the unpredictable,” she says, “travel into the uncharted, the mysterious, even the frightening.” So far, the most uncharted, mysterious, and frightening being my traveling companion, Tyler, who is beautiful, smart, and (I sometimes think) homicidal. To say she’s not too fond of me would be like saying foxes are not too fond of chickens. But you can find all you want to know about that in that first book, Were Off! Also, you can find out there all about our first weeks, where we bounced back and forth across California, Arizona, Mexico, and almost into New Mexico, facing hardship and danger. None of that’s true except where we’ve been. We’ve had some hardship and danger, but lots of what’s happened has been more embarrassing than exciting, to tell the truth.

Goodie Read and a Recipe

Toasted Teddy Bear Sandwich

Liven up a boring sandwich by turning it into a teddy bear with some banana slices and raisins.


slices of bread
tablespoons butter
tablespoons white sugar
teaspoon cinnamon
banana slices
seedless grapes


  • Toast the bread and spread each piece with 1/2 tablespoon butter.
  • In a small bowl mix the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the bread. You may not need to use all of it.
  • Place 2 banana slices in the upper corners of each piece of bread for the ears and one on each piece of bread in the middle for the nose.
  • Place 2 grapes for eyes and one for a nose on each piece of bread.

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