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…a final lesson…

There is, happily, one final lesson to be noted, thanks to my lovely puppy, and that is the lesson of love. People always talk about love in terms of the ‘perfect relationship’ and how much work it all takes or the sacrifice, and I realize now, that all of those claims are completely false. Love … Continue reading

…reflecting on life…

How can the glass always be full?  It is simple.  There are the things you have that you sip from, that sustain you along the way and feed your soul.  Then there is the other part – the half that some foolishly regard as empty.  It is all of the space for new things to … Continue reading

…the secret of the universe…

It’s a new and odd chapter for me today. My puppy is gone now from my world forever, save the memories, the rituals, and all the little lessons about life she taught me, or at least helped reinforce. I am a dog at heart, too, I’ve realized and always have been. There is, in the … Continue reading

…why I cook, part II…

I read obscure things – listen to them often as audiobooks while I’m cooking – and always find the diversion fascinating… There is one book that always comes back to the beginning of the playlist – a book that I never tire of listening to over and over; Defying Hitler, by Sebastian Hafner. Included on … Continue reading

…why I cook…

This is, although it may never wind up in it, the preface to my little cookbook project. It’s the chapter I’ve never ever wanted to write, but for some reason tonight, I can think of nothing else… I’ve danced around the subject, tried to come up with fair reasonings behind the sudden and urgent desires … Continue reading