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Veni, vidi, coxi…

Veni, vidi, coxi…


Posted By on Sep 16, 2014

…or in your native tongue, I came, I saw, I cooked. I used to teach Latin at UNM for a few years, yet I never had any reason to know the word for “cook.” Until now, that is. Like so many Latin verbs, coquo refers to just about anything you might do in the kitchen (at least with preparing food, I mean—get your mind out of the gutter!), so it refers to cooking, baking, roasting, frying, boiling, steeping,...

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When I was around 18, I visited my mother’s best friend in New York.  She took me for a drive out to Montauk on Long Island, then we stopped for lunch.  The restaurant had garage doors for walls—all were opened to the ocean; the gulls were screaming; the weather was chilly.  It was truly a delightful day, and even though I was born in New York, I was definitely a New Mexican at that point.  My main problem with visiting my...

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