Father, Cook, Bicyclist, Gardener, Writer, Seeker, Human Being on Planet Earth

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  1. Rick Bailey
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 15:17:15

    I love the feel you evoke on your blog. You encourage me to savour every minute of life every day. This resonates with me, as I’m aware that I’ve lived much of my life in the future and missed what was great today. I’m slowing down and living today – and your blog encourages me to do so.



    • Joe
      Feb 25, 2012 @ 02:06:44

      Rick, Thanks for your kind comments. I agree, I too have spent–and continue to spend–much of my life in the past and future…it is so difficult to be present. It takes a conscious effort…but it’s worth it, I think. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Peace.


  2. Russ
    Mar 18, 2013 @ 16:30:26


    I am sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this question.

    Would you tell me where I can get all of the ingredients to your latest Ezekiel recipe?


    • Joe
      Mar 19, 2013 @ 01:19:49

      Hi Russ, not a problem…this would be the place to ask this question. Anyhow, I’m not sure what area of the world you are writing from, but assuming you are in the US or Canada, nearly any large grocery store, whole foods co-op, or health food store would carry all of the ingredients listed. If you make the bread please let me know how it turns out. Thanks for visiting.


  3. frances
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 18:14:26

    I just discovered your site. I love it. Have many fond memories of Buffalo
    My Aunt was a Missionary at Grace and Hope Mission downtown. Gods blessings.


    • Joe
      Sep 25, 2013 @ 01:53:35

      Hi Frances, Thanks for your comments and finding your way to my blog. I remember that mission, it was on Franklin Street. I took food there once when I had leftovers form a restaurant where I was working at the time.


  4. Linda Mangold Booth
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 16:15:23

    Pleasantly surprised to find your recipe for Fastnaughts! I’m 61 years old and had made these many a times with my mother. Both of my parents were from the German descent so this was a yearly tradition. There was no dough hook on a mixer then, so they were always kneaded by hand. I’m almost positive your recipe is exact of ours. The only tip I would like to share with you is, we always fried the fastnaughts in LARD! Believe me, the LARD makes them taste awesome.


    • Joe
      Nov 25, 2013 @ 02:49:29

      Thanks Linda!


  5. Mike
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 16:01:35

    After 12 years of car-free living here in Rochester, NY I’ve finally added an adult trike to my fleet- six gear Gomier. This is not your grandparents ride and I’m sorry I’ve waited so long. The ability to stay mounted at intersections feels so good, the speed is far more than I had hoped, the basket allowed me to bring home a week’s worth of groceries. I have three other rides, a coule of dahon folding bikes and also a low step cruiser but have to say, my ride has been revolutionized. To maximize car-free it’s best to really enjoy yourself when in transit. This adult trike has given me that. At age 62 I feel like a kid!


  6. Joseph
    Sep 06, 2015 @ 13:01:22

    Good day to you. You and I briefly met in downtown Buffalo a few days ago. I wanted to take a picture of your bike and you kindly allowed. As promised I was going to contact you and share the photo. It did not come out as I had hoped but none the less I still wanted to share it with you. The only issue I am running across is when I click on the link to email you, it is asking me to create a Microsoft email account which I would like to avoid. Additionally, I can not see your email address. If you could please share your email address with me and I will share the image via my google email address account. Thank you and have a great day


    • Joe
      Sep 06, 2015 @ 20:13:42

      Hi Joe, Thanks for contacting me. The reason you don’t see an email is that this is my “mirror blog.” this is urbansimplicity.net whereas my main blog is urbansimplicity.com. Anyhow, you can send an email to joe[at]urbansimplicity[dot]com. Thanks!


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