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…chicken skin…

 I’m fixated a little bit on philosophy tonight – for no particular reason other than my mind wanders there from time to time.   I’d like to say I know exactly where this all started, though that would never be completely accurate.   All of these thoughts have been lurking around in a sort … Continue reading

…making lox…

There are, quite rightfully so, unwritten rules to life. One of them is about traveling. While making Lox has little to do about traveling, it is in the same vein of reasoning… Recently, I re-visited Italy, France and some Germanic regions that lie between (Austria, Munich, and Switzerland). Only on the second trip did I … Continue reading

…faces and places…

I know, I am lucky. I have been to Europe twice now, all within the span of a year and a half. If you’d asked me 3 or 4 years ago if I ever thought it was even a remote possibility that I would even get there once, I know I would have laughed and … Continue reading

…dinosaurs…

Inevitably, I wonder about things of this nature… If we are to believe in Darwin and his theory of evolution, what is to be thought of the case of the teensy arms on the dinosaurs we’ve dug up? Were they in the process of growing longer? Or were they in a state of decline, somehow … Continue reading

…A is A…

I am fascinated by this – as much as I am about the way a roux cooks down and the way a buerre manie can thicken hot pan juices without clumping. I am fascinated with this, quite possibly even more so. It’s not a provable thing, you see, whether A is A. Or what A … Continue reading

…cathecting upon cassoulet…

I am always, in the back of my mind, pondering things such as cassoulet. I ponder about cassoulet for reasons other than eating it; it is a small journey, as all good cooking should be, taken in the kitchen with things you make and collect over the course of weeks and months leading up to … Continue reading

…the joy of getting old…

“Beware when casting out your demons, lest you lose the best thing in you” (F. Nietzsche) I can’t help but think lately, that I really like getting older. I’ve changed – though maybe not at all really – maybe I’m just getting better at being myself. Or maybe I’m just getting lazy enough to become … Continue reading

…wine cured bacon…

I am sometimes in need to totally withdraw from life as I know it. I’ve found that over the years people do not quite get this or understand what it means or why I need it. Maybe it is a character flaw – or maybe it is a flaw in people who don’t understand it. … Continue reading

…the art of delusional thinking…

I am always amazed when people comment about how I am, seemingly, ‘good’ or adept at doing a particular thing – even things I don’t necessarily enjoy. Implying that I seem to have some innate talent or that I make things look easy. It makes me laugh a bit, because deep down, I know, I … Continue reading

…technology..

On occasion, when goaded along by probably too much beer, too many people talking about something I find repugnant and pointless or maybe just that I think they miss the fundamental point of it all, I get on my hot seat. Some people may know it as a soap box, and it’s the place I … Continue reading