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DISCLAIMER & WARNING: If you are a rabid animal-rights-type vegetarian and/or don’t have a stomach for some less delicate events in life, please do not read this. . . I started using Twitter recently. I’ve been using Facebook since last … 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
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..
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..
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
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..
Tic tic toc tic tic toc..
Tic toc tic toc..
My little sister’s mawwidge is this Saturday. All week I’ve been going at a pace I haven’t for some time. There’s preparing for the weekly skewering in class on Thursday, then there’s all the primping and preparing to take care … Continue reading
Going through more stuff, things, papers and piles. I found an entry I wrote during a trip to Monhegan Island back in, I think it was 01994. It was my second time there to stay with a friend and her … Continue reading
Sometimes two dogs, especially two poodles, swap notes in misbehaving. Or the same two poodles work out a new routine in waking someone (me) up. Or they learn a new song that they perform in sneezes and coughs to get … Continue reading
I’ve been up to something this week. It happens to include eating quite a lot of figs. No, I’m not exploring new or revisited options in bulimia. Actually, I can eat fruit for days and suffer no trouble in a … Continue reading
It’d be a fine night for another anchovy pizza with seltzer or a beer. Buen provecho..
Journalism is kicking my @$$. Though today’s class was abbreviated; TH had to fly off to some place and sent class on a field trip to the library for a meeting with the journalism subject librarian to review databases and … Continue reading
Michael Pollan sat on a panel last week with Sonal Shah, a development expert at Google.org and Hugh Grant, the CEO of Monsanto. He e-mailed a link to the video; it’s available here:
I captured the little fella after nearly rolling over him with my horseless carriage. Yes, I am a mad swirver when avoiding critters, assorted vermin, even and especially long-legged rats on the road. I never fully recovered from when, during … Continue reading
Today’s headline brought to you by the letter Q. It is the first day of autumn today, and I’m ready for it. After driving back from Mum’s in the Finger Lakes, I went straight to my dearest Fairway for provisions … Continue reading
I spotted an apple tree full of little apples. It stands unattended near the end of my Mum’s road. But I wondered for a day or two, is it okay to take some. They are just sitting there. Is the … Continue reading
The red night sailors delight was a bit misleading. The next day turned out to be grey, not rainy; the heavy atmosphere slowed everyone down.. Or were we still digesting from the moules and clams in the tastiest homemade moules … Continue reading