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…roasting quails, and other thoughts…

It is a first for me to find, let alone try and figure what to do with quails – they are tiny! They are fragile and yet very long and svelte. I found them one day in the local Asian/Mexican grocery store I stop in every week to buy ducks and other odd bits of … Continue reading

…random things I have learned late in life…

It is impossible for anyone to stand by you or with you, until you first pick your own ass up off the floor and stand up for yourself. The moment you learn to love and express yourself, you will find a whole cadre of people who love you, for exactly what you are, the way … 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

…cigarettes…

Sometimes, I remember what my real purpose is in this world. It is to defy conventional thinking, standards and norms at all costs. I don’t trust in authority or people who think they know. In my estimation, a belief I’ve held since long before I ever knew I held beliefs, ‘experts’ exist only to be … 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

…pretzels…

It always comes back to bread for me. It is truly such a humbling, yet illuminating, process. I always find myself groping for words to describe it, realizing there are none. To be honest, I’m always groping for words. Verbal expression is frustrating and disappointing for me, unless I’m describing a picture or a sequence … Continue reading

…the hanger steak…

I’m not sure what’s gotten into me – I suddenly started imagining that the remaining few people who read this blog might enjoy finding out some additional ‘other’ things to cook with, and I realized I could write about them. It might even prod me into new territory to discover and figure out what one … Continue reading

…a novel knot…

Something that popped into my head when I was waking up – or maybe it was what woke me up… It even works…

…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