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The Reluctant Cook: Cutting a Chiffonade of Basil

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August 13, 2015

As evidence of the video below, my knife skills are a bit lackluster, and the Chef’s videotaping needs a lot of work too. However, the Chef was giving me instruction on how to cut basil for our dinner last night and he videotaped me using a technique called chiffonade. That’s just a fancy little French… Read More ›

Get Drunk

Always be drunk. That’s it! The great imperative! In order not to feel Time’s horrid fardel bruise your shoulders, grinding you into the earth, Get drunk and stay that way. On what? On wine, poetry, virtue, whatever. But get drunk. And if you sometimes happen to wake up on the porches of a palace, in… Read More ›

Selfies Phenomenon

You’re strolling along a ridge at the ocean during a beautiful spring day, the wind is blowing softly in your hair. The setting would make such a beautiful picture, you tell yourself. But since you’re walking alone and no one is around to capture your radiance, out comes your phone and the camera app is… Read More ›

Advice From A Mountain

Reach new heights Savor life’s peak experiences There is beauty as far as the eye can see Stand in the strength of Your True Nature Be uplifting Follow the trails of the Wise Ones Protect and preserve timeless beauty, silence, solitude, serenity, flowing rivers, ancient trees. Rise above it all Make solid decisions Climb beyond… Read More ›

Nine for IX

Shortly after Marion Bartoli won the Wimbledon tennis tournament on Saturday – arguably the most prestigious event in the sport – BBC Radio 5 commentator John Inverdale asked:   Do you think Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little, ‘you’re never going to be a looker, you’ll never be a Sharapova, so you have… Read More ›

We chased our kids off Facebook

Have you noticed less interaction with your teen or college student on Facebook?  Why are they not posting photos or updates? Where have they gone? I work at a University and took the opportunity to poll a few students, “What’s “not” up with Facebook?” It seems moms and grandmas have been part of the problem…. Read More ›

Dear people who abuse kids…Science is coming for you!

 

God Made a Dog

Spam Poetry: It Might Be

So Tom was stumped, I didn’t sleep much. The average mans a coward. I did, mos sholy, It made me shiver. But I never said so. I haint got no money, I didn’t nuther. Trouble is brewing. Why, any candle, he says, We are highwaymen. Yes, a dukes different. Nor church? Nor church, so I… Read More ›

The Far Side “Thagomizer” Story

As a child my entertainment was always in the form of reading, starting with comic books, Sunday comic strips then moving to the local mobile library that came to my neighborhood. My favorite part of school was getting the Scholastic flyer where I could order books that were delivered to my desk a few weeks… Read More ›

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p.s. I write, not to be read, but for the pleasure of writing.

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