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…love, from a different perspective…

Someone once said (and I am paraphrasing), that writing a book is like taking a long distance trip at night. Your headlights only shine so far – a very scant distance – and yet you go, without really knowing all that lies ahead. You can see only a little bit in front of you. Really, … Continue reading

…fuck dat…

This is a story I’ve debated about sharing here. Among other reasons, I simply love savoring little secrets to myself. While I am not afraid to spill my thoughts, or expose myself in any particular way, sometimes I just don’t and won’t because I like having things that I own, that are my own… It’s … Continue reading

…life of a cougar…

Of all the things in life that are difficult to explain, one of them has to be why I am a WSU football fan so late in life. It isn’t that I seek to explain it to anyone else, rather, simply to myself. I feel as if I am old enough to know better than … Continue reading

…the cracker aisle…

In some small way, life always comes back to food for me. It always seems to be the perfect analogy, the one thing I know, in my heart of hearts, everyone can relate to on some level. I’ve always thought life is amusing in the sense that when you look around you, who you’ve managed … 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

…cookbooks…

I am working, yet again, on a cookbook. It has been a great thing to be doing, and certainly with the person I am doing it with, as they are someone who lives with and meets deadlines. There is no screwing around with this one, and as a result I am actually progressing towards a … 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

…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