Monday, July 14, 2008


Pale gold of the walls, gold
of the centers of daisies, yellow roses
pressing from a clear bowl. All day
we lay on the bed, my hand
stroking the deep
gold of your thighs and your back.
We slept and woke
entering the golden room together,
lay down in it breathing
quickly, then
slowly again,
caressing and dozing, your hand sleepily
touching my hair now.

We made in those days
tiny identical rooms inside our bodies
which the men who uncover our graves
will find in a thousand years
shining and whole.

by Donald Hall from White Apples and the Taste of Stone

Easy Dips It

This recipe can be made for a large crowd or simply use a smaller amount of the ingredients for a cozy crowd of two

2 pounds or more of washed organic strawberries and sliced peaches or apricots
One pound tub of sour cream (preferably not light)
1 1/2 cups or more of fresh dark brown sugar (it's important that the sugar has not been opened and hardened)

Display fruit and place sour cream in one bowl and brown sugar in another bowl. Simply direct your friends to dip the fruit in the sour cream first and then dip into the brown sugar. Divinity!

***Chocolate-covered strawberries are sooooooo passé!

Recipe from an aunt

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Blah-Blah-Blahg: Food For Nought

When Driving Across Country:*swiss army knife, swiss army knife, swiss army knife
*Bringing along 19 pairs of shoes in your compact vehicle is not unsound thinking (also employing litotes cannot be underestimated).
*Purchase pepper spray to harness your inner Condy Rice
*Taking Qigong stops may be more imperative than taking pictures
*Hold your breath for cemeteries, tunnels, and the November election
*Take along your favorite bottle of wine or fancy beer (that can't be found just anywhere) for the end of the road
*It's always prudent to possess home-made amulets to protect your soul, your wheels, your wobbly luggage, and your array of carefully -planned snacks
*Something obnoxiously "conscious" is always in order. I suggest becoming a member of the Sigg club - I mean who doesn't absolutely require a designer, reusable water bottle?
*Scoops ice cream must be visited prior to the whole affair