Monthly Archives: December 2008

WINK!

5 course chef’s tasting menu dayboat scallops on potato purée with chanterelle mushrooms and veal demi Wine: 2005 Rousset Crozes-Hermitage bison tartare with potato crisp and caper aïoli Wine: 2007 Marchesi Incisa della Rochetta Grignolino d’Asti, Italy (Courtesy course): shaved … Continue reading

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NPR: John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story

This is probably my favorite Christmas story ever. The day after Christmas a number of years ago, I was driving down a country road in Texas. And it was a bitter cold, cold morning. And walking ahead of me on … Continue reading

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A Poem for Christmas: The Ballad of the Harp Weaver

The Ballad of the Harp Weaver Edna St. Vincent Millay “SON,” said my mother, When I was knee-high, “You’ve need of clothes to cover you, And not a rag have I. “There’s nothing in the house To make a boy … Continue reading

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Today is Robert Bly's Birthday

From “Six Winter Privacy Poems” III More of the fathers are dying each day. It is time for the sons. Bits of darkness are gathering around them. The darkness appears as flakes of light.

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A year ago today

12/21/07 – On their 44th anniversary, dad comes home from the hospital. Despite coming home, he still has problems swallowing, hence, eating. This will continue to be an issue. Today would have been their 45th anniversary. I’m glad my mother … Continue reading

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Lorem ipsum, etc.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse imperdiet ante et lacus. Pellentesque turpis urna, volutpat ac, lobortis at, fringilla sit amet, mauris. Nunc fermentum massa a dui. Donec commodo aliquet nulla. Vivamus imperdiet laoreet felis. Nulla dapibus. Integer … Continue reading

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Thinking about my Father

A year ago today: 12/13/07 – I speak by phone with the neurosurgeon, who says he doesn’t know why dad has “struggled.” Dad’s recovery is not typical, but given he’s had a chunk of his brain taken out, we understand … Continue reading

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Project 365: Experiment with Bokeh and Santa

(December 13th, 2008) I decided to try another experiment with a bokeh technique about which I read. I’m fairly satisfied with how this one came out, though my contraption and technique need some refining, I think. The Santa was purchased … Continue reading

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Science Lesson for the Day

I think the moment was lost on her: Emma: I keep swinging it in circles and when I stop it keeps going in circles. John: Emma, I believe you’ve discovered Newton’s Third Law of Motion! Emma: Can you cut this … Continue reading

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Project 365: Emma & Santa

(December 5th, 2008) Emma attended a party at Children’s Therapeutics. Apparently this old dude was invited too. She informed him that she wanted dress up clothes for Christmas.

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