A week of failures (5/24)

A week of failures (5/24)
Perhaps it’s spring, or maybe just that I’m a little bit of the nutty professor type. Am I in too much of a hurry, too stressed? Not getting enough sleep? Whatever the reason, this week has been a series of failures, culminating today in leaving my lunch on the train… or so I thought. It ...

…with some fava beans and a nice chianti

…with some fava beans and a nice chianti
Very few times have I completely failed at cooking. There were the the corn tamales that oozed out into the double boiler water, causing an immediate explosion of steaming mush that coating all the burners in a watery, gritty corn paste. (You can imagine the clean-up fun.) Then there were the from-scratch hashbrowns that were ...

A bachelor’s life for me?

My wife has (temporarily) left me. She’s gone to visit her folks in the South, while I stay and work, etc. Ah, how I already miss having spring breaks. I immediately got down to business. On Monday night, just a few hours after she’d left, I secured the public library card I’ve been meaning to ...

I now know what I eat

My new year’s resolutions have the sticking power of a bandaid in the spray of a fire hose. But that’s fine. As I see it, the resolution tradition is only half about the aspiring—the other half being when you break that aspiration and pretend the dreaming never happened. And yet, per my new year’s resolution ...