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Monthly Archives: October 2008
Somebody couldn’t help themselves. This wad of balloons was tangled up a lamppost on a friend’s street. Somehow, finding lost balloons seems to me to be a good omen or good something. Once in a while there will be one … Continue reading
One of my French cousins is a priest in Singapore. Recently, he married two friends there. It happened to be on the same day my sister married upstate. He e-mailed to share with us the homily he wrote for them. … Continue reading
The photo was snapped around 6 PM EST Saturday in between rain showers. For a few minutes that evening, the sky turned a glowing blue. It seemed to cover the clouds, Palisades, bridge and river. Strange atmosphere. Beautiful. Sublime? No … Continue reading
Q was planning to eat one prune for dinner tonight. My plan was to starve through an afternoon of interviews in Harlem and then capture the video to an external drive on campus in the evening. As usual, the technical … Continue reading
Growing up, coming to accept that cars and trucks coming to life is the stuff of fiction was harder to grasp than the modern day myth of Santa Claus. Even today, this truck seemed to be motoring along on its … Continue reading
It has been raining on and off all afternoon, with a couple major showers and some big winds blowing through. It isn’t too cold, but is the perfect day for comfort foods—meatloaf, smashed pots and gravy. Buen provecho..
It’s nearing that time again. I suppose a month is not too soon. But I enjoy making Thanksgiving dinner and started thinking about recipes. The table’s going to be on the quiet side this year, so it might be best … Continue reading
It’s cold Not biting Smell’s burning outside I breathed it in here I did Deeply Head up, nose into it Ribs opened sideways And pulled it in Coals glow there Something plastic thrown in the fire and melts on a … Continue reading
This concludes the cairn series, until and unless the urban-cairn maker decides to throw some more rocks together. Until then..
The Mexican comer at a little hole-in-the wall in Beacon was easily on par with San Francisco comer. Though there were no nopales or chile rellenos on the menu. Next time perhaps asking will bring forth these treats. The kitchen … Continue reading
My fridge Knows When its Cold outside It succumbs And Follows suit Why one stays put when the desire to leave remains strong. . . Bon nuit..
Can you name the folks in the picture? See you on the island with the other tribefolks..
The cooler weather’s inspiring this muse to wake. Bon nuit..
Work in a flurry and focused mode An e-mail arrives Respond to it Item in trouble, please advise Item in progress, the progress Another item in progress, the progress Two more item’s progress Meanwhile, Progress made for troubled item Score … Continue reading
A gift to the letter Q. May it evoke a sufficient sensory experience. A favourite cafe upstate serves chilled bottles of tap water at each table. Yesterday, the bottle was chilled so that a plug formed. The water dribbled out. … Continue reading
When ‘the French’ arrived for lil’sis’ wedding, they brought with them des rillettes et du andouille for Monsieur et moi to enjoy. These make for a delicious, though not the heart-healthiest, and simple meal. A glass of red wine, some … Continue reading
Can you identify what junk food is pictured above? A hint for you and you and you: It’s somewhat of a new addition to the street and county fair circuit, and perhaps it was invented somewhere in the south. Submit … Continue reading
My Mum’s friend’s daughter designed and laboriously handmade each and every invitation, and table and seating card for every guest and invitee for lil’sis’s wedding. Since she did such amazing work and all the women-folk of my familia, most especially … Continue reading
Today’s naval gazing Thursday is a link to read an open letter, written by Michael Pollan, to the near-future President-elect that will be published in the Food Issue of the NY Times Magazine this Sunday. Buen provecho..
There’s something fishy going on at the Monterey Bay Aquarium this month and it’s not just swimming around and around in the sardine tank. I’m tapping about it here because these programs reach well beyond Cannery Row to folks nationwide. … Continue reading
Class this semester has me reporting and writing about religion, politics, voting and other relevant topics for the news-writing newbie to cut teeth on. But class does not send me spot assigning about food. On top of my academic focus … Continue reading
..or the one that got away. A dark chocolate-dipped strawberry was sacrificed for the mouth-feeling enjoyment of the lady holding the plate. Sadly, moments after the picture was taken, she was distracted away to laugh and frolic. The strawberry sat … Continue reading
G(r)amma-ray couldn’t attend little sister’s wedding last weekend except in spirit, and in residual DNA left unwashed from her rings. Cin cin..
Somebody has quite a sweet tooth but somehow managed to share with friends and loved ones. Buen provecho..
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