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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

…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

…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

…lessons of perfection, taught by a potato…

Things such as this always send me on a powerful whirl around the block of thoughts and meaning. In the overall scheme of things it’s probably analogous to getting 3 cherries to come up on a pull of a nickel slot machine – it’s merely chance… I was setting out to make potato pancakes. I … Continue reading

…saliva…!

I’m intrigued by this – so much so, that I’m writing about it. To anyone who follows this blog, you’ll know that’s significant in and of itself. I haven’t posted for a while. It isn’t that I don’t want to, or haven’t been writing. Sometimes, I just like keeping thoughts close to me and don’t … Continue reading

…getting lost…

Maybe it’s the inevitable feature of spending a life wandering around with a dazed (or crazed) look, distracted by bright lights, things that move, smell funny, mesmerized by the glory of the feminine form, or the way faces look as they age or contort with certain emotions. People eventually ask what it is you’re looking … Continue reading

…a few of my many smells…

A fish never lies about when the devil has claimed its flesh. I love cooking for reasons other than just making food. I love that it’s piqued my interest into studying and learning about the world and chemistry of food. I often find myself realizing that it inevitably revolves around managing rot to varying degrees … Continue reading

…yin and yang…

It’s always seemed as if there’s some grand, unwritten rule about life and happiness that I’ve never quite grasped. It’s all perplexing to me. That’s is, the notion that all of it is somehow self balancing – like the yin and yang, like the dark and the light of the day. You’ve likely known it, … Continue reading

…the things I know…

I’ve gone through life with people randomly commenting on some ray of talent they think I possess, or some apparent cleverness I might have displayed in some area or another. I love hearing things like that, though I know at certain moments, it’s about the worst thing I could ever hear. On occasion, I’ve found, … Continue reading