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The Book Project

31 December, 2007 // 5 Comments

Given that tomorrow is the start of the Book Project, I thought I ought to explain what the Book Project is, and how it is going to work. The idea for the Book Project was seeded when I wrote about two food related books recently, and then ...

Comfort Food

30 December, 2007 // 4 Comments

So, on top of having half of my electrical system basically implode yesterday, I am also sick. And as fun as it was traipsing in and out of the house in the rain switching off breakers, I planned to spend today skulking in bed reading a book, but ...

Sense of Self

27 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

“To thine own self be true,” Polonius says in Hamlet. It seems to be a quote that gets repeated a lot, especially on tacky inspirational refrigerator magnets that probably would have deeply confused poor Shakespeare, especially since we ...

Merry Christmas

25 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

…to those who celebrate. As I have said before, Christmas isn’t really a big thing for us; usually I hang out with my father and my Chinese mother, eat some food, and go for a walk, which is pretty much exactly what we did today. ...

Merry Christmas Eve From the Gang

24 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

I was injured in a tragic wrapping accident yesterday, so I am not up to writing a normal post; conveniently for me, it happens to be Christmas eve, so I can get away with posting a picture of the gang, who have taken to colonizing my bed for most ...

Solstice

22 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

A friend of mine gave me a Meyer lemon the other day. She came into Headlands on her way to somewhere else, and said: “I wanted to give this to you,” and she reached into a paper bag, and at first I thought it was some sort of holiday ...

Considerations

20 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

Given that primary season is rapidly approaching, gentle readers, I decided to dedicate this post to some political thoughts. There are a lot of things to consider when thinking about political candidates, and I am a firm believer in not telling you ...

Antuation

18 December, 2007 // 5 Comments

Antuation (n) ant-oo-ey-shun: state of being invaded by ants. The ants are back, gentle readers, and I am at my wit’s end. It is not, I assure you, a pretty sight. We went through a brief period of ant-free existence which was delightfully ...

Payment, or Lack Thereof

17 December, 2007 // 2 Comments

One of the things I’ve noticed about having professional skills is that people seem to expect to be able to utilize them for free. This appears to be a common thing; my massage therapist friends always get asked for massages, my artist friends ...

White Winters

16 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

A great number of people seem to associate snow with winter, which is, I suppose, reasonable, since it does snow during the winter in many regions of the world. But for those of us who have experienced limited snow, all this talk of white ...
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