John Michael Lerma Posts

Holiday How-To: Reminisce and Stress Less

I was the hippopotamus for Christmas Christmas wasn’t about anxiety until 5th grade.  It used to be the odor of pine in the living room, colorful lights attached to our farmhouse, and the anticipation of […]

Nordic Ware: Family Affair

I grew up watching Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, and first run Brady Bunch on television.  Entrepreneurship was a regular premise with dad sitting at his work bench in the basement inventing or […]

“Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee. Let’s Have Another Piece of Pie.”

The title refers to a song by Irving Berlin appearing in the musical comedy Face the Music, which opened in 1932 on Broadway.  The song was sung by a group of once-wealthy citizens who were […]

How-To: Canning 101

Late spring 2004, I received a letter from the Creative Activities supervisor at the Minnesota State Fair and I’m paraphrasing, “Since you have won 1st place three years in a row for your Vidalia Onion […]

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