A Fond Farewell — With Cookies

The first recipe I published was a fail. I was writing a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune Sunday magazine — not a food column, more of a ruminative ramble — and, after the World Trade Center crumbled, I tacked on a recipe for calm: chocolate-chip cookies. I made cookies regularly, ritually, obsessively, so I set down the steps in a snap. In those anxious days, the newsroom was alert to letters laced with anthrax.

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  • New building for Pacific Northwest National Lab campus
    RICHLAND — The federal government’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will build a new $90 million energy sciences research building on its Richland campus. A contract to design and construct the building has been awarded to a Houston-based team of Harvey Cleary Builders and Kirksey Architecture. The Tri-City Herald says the facility will cover 110,000 to 145,000 square feet. More
  • ‘Scumbag’ comment gets juror removed in Pasco double-murder trial. Judge says it’s not her fault
    PASCO, Wa. — A relative of a Pasco homicide victim, who phoned a juror last week, admitted calling the accused killer a “scumbag” during the brief telephone conversation. The relative was tracked down and interviewed by a defense investigator on Friday after the juror in Hector Orozco Jr.’s double-murder trial told court officials about the phone call. On Tuesday, attorney Daniel Stovern renewed his claim of jury tampering based on the conversation between “Juror No. More
  • New trial starts for 2 charged in homeless camp killing
    SEATTLE — A new trial has started for brothers accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding three others at the Seattle homeless encampment known as the Jungle. The Seattle Times reports James and Jerome Taafulisia are being tried for again on murder and assault charges in connection with the Jan. More
  • Woman sues Home Depot for $1.5M after termination
    BEND, Ore. — A Bend Paralympic athlete is suing Home Depot for $1.5 million, claiming the company did not consider her disability when it fired her in 2017. The Bulletin reports in a complaint filed Tuesday in Deschutes County Circuit Court, Barbara Buchan claims that after suffering a concussion in a fall at work, management fired her for keeping $11 worth of presentation materials in her vehicle overnight. More
  • 1 dead in Burien fire
    BURIEN — A woman was found dead and a second was injured as fire burned an apartment building in Burien. KOMO reports that firefighters arrived at the Forest View Apartments around 6 p.m. Tuesday to find flames burning on at least three floors. About two dozen people from seven affected apartments are receiving assistance from the Red Cross. More
  • George RR Martin bids a fond farewell to ‘Game of Thrones’
    "After eight epic seasons, Game of Thrones has come to an end." Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin has said goodbye to the fantasy show in an emotional blog post. The writer, who is still yet to ...
    05/20/2019 - 8:34 pm | View Link
  • Lane pain starts Monday. A fond farewell to an extra Turnpike lane that’s shutting down.
    Monday morning is going to be a tough one for commuters. That’s when the beloved temporary third eastbound lane of the Hudson County extension closes for good, putting traffic back into two lanes to ...
    05/19/2019 - 4:03 am | View Link
  • "We love this place:" Cowboys bid fond farewell to storied Allie P. Reynolds Stadium while embracing Oklahoma State's future
    As the 37-season radio voice of the OSU baseball program, Rex Holt has witnessed the great majority of the games played at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Holt designated these five games as having been ...
    05/18/2019 - 1:52 pm | View Link
  • Community bids fond farewell to Ledyard Center School
    Ledyard — Ledyard Center School got a sunny sendoff Saturday as students and alumni stopped by to visit and reminisce before the school closes in June. Organized by school secretary Shelly Williams ...
    05/18/2019 - 1:52 pm | View Link
  • A fond farewell to Grumpy Cat, the internet’s most famous feline
    It’s almost too sad to think about, especially if you’re a cat or animal lover. Grumpy Cat — super meme of all feline bad attitude — died at the age of seven from complications related to a urinary ...
    05/18/2019 - 1:02 am | View Link
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  • Farewell Messages
    Want to Wish Someone a Fond Farewell? Give someone their own page on fond-farewell.com, and invite everyone to add their goodbyes. Make sure you set notifications so you can forward the page URL to everyone. It will take a maximum of 24 hours for the page to be live.
    05/19/2019 - 6:02 am | View Website
  • Fond | Definition of Fond by Merriam-Webster
    2: small particles of browned food and especially meat that adhere to the bottom of a cooking pan and are used especially in making sauces After searing the steak, we noted the amount of fond (the residue of browned meat that sticks to the pan), which can be deglazed for a rich, flavorful pan sauce.
    05/17/2019 - 6:29 pm | View Website
  • End customer interactions with a fond farewell
    - The last time I called my cellphone company,…the representative ended the call with,…well Myra, if there's nothing else,…all that's left is for me to wish you a great afternoon.…I loved the way she wrapped up our call.…Her closure was upbeat and surprising.…Your last few seconds on the interaction…with a customer are your last chance to create rapport.…So the way you end a ...
    05/17/2019 - 1:57 pm | View Website
  • 41 Fond Farewell Quotes and Sayings
    Farewell quotes might get you through a difficult time in your life. Bidding farewell to a friend, loved one or a colleague can be hard, but it is an essential part of moving on in life.
    05/17/2019 - 4:39 am | View Website
  • Wording for farewell party invitations
    Celebrating a goodbye? Now what will you write for the farewell party invitations?! Just scroll down for the examples below, and some RSVP (short for the French Respondez S'il Vous Plait meaning Please Respond) responses below that.. Make sure you give formal invitations plenty of time ahead, about a month or more, so that you give guests time to RSVP and yourself time to arrange all the ...
    05/17/2019 - 12:14 am | View Website
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