Author Archives: Jan C. Johnson

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.

A Day of Gifts

Hometown. There’s nothing like a visit “home” to pull you back from your current busy life and let you relax with a bit of nostalgia. A day in Palestine earlier in the spring did just that for me. Not only … Continue reading

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Cyclist’s Prayer

(c) 2021 Jan C. Johnson Lord, I’m setting out to ride. Go with me and be my guide. Keep me safe from angry dogs, Poison snakes and feral hogs, Yellowjacket on my shades,Gravel up the steepest grades,Headwinds and torrential rains,Roadways … Continue reading

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Why You Need To Hold The Sauce: A Guest Post

Today’s guest post appears courtesy of Kelsey Gillespy, my longtime critique partner and beloved friend. (When we became outnumbered by her children, the critique sort of took a back seat… but the friendship never did.) You’ll love her, too! See … Continue reading

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Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish, by Bethany Turner

Chef Hadley Beckett’s cooking show is all sweet Southern charm. Chef Max Cavanagh’s show, To the Max, perpetuates his hot-tempered, bad-boy reputation. When they’re the two finalists on a cooking competition show? Hide the knives. Weeks after his end-of-competition meltdown, … Continue reading

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Unflagging Loyalty

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Guess what: Today, March 2, is Texas Independence Day. That day in 1836 is when Texas declared independence from Mexico and became its own republic. About ten years later it became the 28th state in the Union, but some of … Continue reading

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Texans On Ice

Tuesday morning, I woke up early and checked the weather on my phone. The temperature read “-0”. In other words, negative zero degrees F. “Negative zero? What does that even mean? Is it, like, colder than regular zero?” What a … Continue reading

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