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…Michael Jackson Makes Small Boys Nervous… or at least, things I’ve learned from a sommelier…

I’ve always reveled in how amazing and odd my life has been. Not much has been the least bit conventional. For that, I am grateful. I sincerely hope it remains on that course. The few moments it has been, I’ve found myself always immediately bored and feeling utterly purposeless. I relish my life, my tomorrows, … Continue reading

…grill bitch…

Of all of the experiences and encounters I’ve had in life, few parallel the personalities of people who work as a line cook, on the grill, who are the grill bitch. It’s a term I’ve stolen, probably from Anthony Bourdain, but maybe somewhere else… They’re certainly not all bitches, nor women, so bear with me. … Continue reading

…l’ove…

Perhaps one of the most intriguing things about life and getting older is that it becomes a bit more circular. Maybe circular isn’t really the best way to describe it – maybe it becomes more integrated, lateral, like a cross-linked polymer. It gels into something large and cohesive, and all these odd pieces seem to … Continue reading