Wings Where Arms Should Be


There are some people and some stories that are so powerful and so compelling there is simply nothing else to add.


So with no more ado, meet Butch Lumpkin.





After viewing this somehow my problems seem so insignificant.

Butch Lumpkin also has a web site and blog of his own. It is worth your time to make a visit to the site and look around and read about this amazing athlete, coach, and human being. Just click here.

Featured Recipe    Sunny Citrus Salad

This is an easy salad to make on weeknights. But it is delicious enough and pretty enough to serve for company.

It would be an excellent salad to serve with this past Monday’s entrée, Fettucine Alfredo.

I am sure that many, if not most,  tops chefs in the country would poo-poo my using jarred fruit instead of peeling my own oranges and grapefruit.

I have two things to say to them. One, as regular readers of MTTD know, I have knife and scissors issues ever since I failed scissor cutting in 5th grade. I don’t do well getting fruit out of the peel to look pretty enough for a salad like this. I always mangle the citrus and have small ugly pieces for my salad when I cut fruit.

And two, I know that many of us lead busy lives. Time is of the essence if you work and have to cook when you get home. MTTD is dedicated to providing its readers with quick and easy, delicious, and mostly healthy recipes for busy people.

Therefore, I make apologies to no one for using jarred fresh fruit.

It was a Godsend the first time I saw fresh citrus salad at the store. It is a quick and easy breakfast too. I like to eat it for breakfast with a slice of toast.

This is what you will need for 4 people:

1 head of Romaine lettuce

2 avocados

About 2 cups citrus slices (grapefruit and/or oranges)

2 tablespoons citrus juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

¼ teaspoon sugar

Salt and pepper to taste 

Here is what you do:

Make the dressing first. Place the citrus juice, the olive oil, the sugar, and salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk together until combined. Set aside.

Then wash and dry the lettuce.

Cut the lettuce into medium sized slices.

Place the lettuce on serving plates.


Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.  Cut the avocado into thin slices. Remove the skin.

Then just add the citrus and the avocado to the lettuce and drizzle on some dressing.

Add more pepper if you like.

Bon Appetit!!


 1 head of Romaine lettuce                $1.38

2 avocados                                       $2.50

About 2 cups citrus slices                   $1.72

2 tablespoons citrus juice                   ——

2 tablespoons olive oil                       $0.24

¼ teaspoon sugar                            $0.08

Salt and pepper to taste

Total cost = $5.92
Cost per person = $1.48


Quote of the Day 

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.  Helen Keller


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