Posts Tagged "melancholia"


The final victim of my Social Media Binge and Purge was Facebook—that grotesquely huge leviathan of banality. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but it seems to me that Facebook has degenerated into the most trivial of places, where hardly anybody says anything of substance. It’s a worldwide greeting card filled with other people’s inspiring thoughts, hardly ever one’s own. Between the teen-aged friend who...

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NaBloPoMo? Not bloody likely…

NaBloPoMo? Not bloody likely…


Posted By on Nov 11, 2014

I really wish I could honestly justify using this cool-looking crest. Why? It’s got a viking helmet—I’m half Norwegian. It’s got coffee, a computer, pens, and paper. That’s how I often like to write: I’ll sit in a comfy chair or couch and scribble what I call first-draft thoughts on college-lined spiral paper with a black Bic Atlantis pen. Or I’ll scrawl on the backs of what I call scrap...

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I am putting aside my summertime blues, at least temporarily. One day long ago, as I was cruising the aisles at Costco (which is sort of the holiest of shrines for me), I spied a reasonably priced package containing two 32-ounce jars of artichoke hearts packed in water. I thought, fabulous; these will be really handy to have around to put in…well, something… And a year passed while the jars continued to sit on my pantry...

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Screaming?

Screaming?


Posted By on Jul 29, 2014

Oh, okay, you’re not screaming from some existential crisis, à la Edvard Munch, you’re just screaming for some ice cream. Or maybe you are indeed screaming about both. I often do, though I keep all the noise in my head; I don’t go around actually screaming. Maybe I should; isn’t that a type of therapy? Anyway…my first existential crisis took place when I was 20. During that summer of 1982, I spent six...

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I am in such an unsettled mood. Not really unhappy or depressed. More like chronically discontent. There’s no point in itemizing everything that bugs me; much of it is pretty average and typical to (most likely) everyone on the planet. Don’t get me wrong—I also have plenty of things that are going very well. So, it’s tricky to discuss, because this is a happy-go-lucky food blog, full of comfort food, geekery,...

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