Before my trip to Paris, a friend of mine told me to enjoy the food in France because it’s the best food in the world. Certainly, some of the best food I’ve ever eaten, I ate in France. For a week in Paris, my wife Jill and I lived with one hand on our wallets […]
Crisp, fresh asparagus isn’t just for dinner anymore. No, really. Asparagus tastes great with breakfast. Each year, I get excited about the return of asparagus. Fresh asparagus has a wonderful sweet quality. Children don’t jump up and down when they see green tips of asparagus sticking out of the top of the brown grocery bag. […]
After I got that box of glowing Apple TV happiness, I no longer needed the Airport Express Base Station. Thinking I’d help someone out, I offered it for sale to my co-workers at a cut rate price. The Pusher Man stepped in and offered to buy it from me. Some cash with a handful of […]
The smell of apples seeps under the bedroom door. For weeks, hundreds of apples have sat in brown paper bags on the kitchen floor. This morning, coddling moth larvae hung from the kitchen counter on silken strings. Trying to hold on to summer, a worm clutches my finger, he clings. A strong flick of the […]
Hot, quick, mulled with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, served stiff and firm with buttered toast at 6 AM— just before leaving for Camporee. My father’s long, tired face, punctuated by a crooked smile that was crimped on by a long graveyard shift, looks on with satisfaction while his son finishes a bowl of oatmeal.