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…turkey…

It’s that magic time of year when turkeys suddenly fill the meat case at the grocery store and you’re expected to procure one and cook it for people in a way that says you know what you’re doing…  Of course, there are all sorts of ways to cook them, and I’m sure you’ve tried at … Continue reading

…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

…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

…guinea pig ‘T’…

I seemingly start out prefacing these blog posts with, “I have no idea why…”, but in this case, I have no doubt. It is a fun approach to life which I never really knew what to call it until I began reading a bit more about Buckminster Fuller. I always am inspired by his approach, … 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

…hotdogs…

One day, Buddha finds himself in New York City. He suddenly realizes an unquenchable desire to experience what it is to eat a hot dog. He walks over and joins the line up to the cart, savoring all of the different aromas swirling about his head – the wet asphalt, the steaming buns, hot dogs … Continue reading