Today I sat down at the piano in my parents’ house for the first time in months. Or a year. I’m not sure the last time I played. I was home alone except for the dogs, which is probably why I stopped what I was doing to give it a try. I’d wanted write, but Art … Continue reading What Playing Piano Taught Me About Writing
I have a story for you. Two days ago I received a gift, an early Christmas present, before I headed home for the holidays. It was a book called Big Magic, and it was written by Elizabeth Gilbert. Now, for those of you who don’t know the history of my blog, it used to be … Continue reading An Encounter With Big Magic
“For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.” Luke 22:27 It’s alive Sea urchins have just been split open like sacrifices, their insides pulled out and passed around the table. Our … Continue reading A Day in Thassos
I have an annoying tendency to tell people to read my blog, and it’s not always a good idea. The most regrettable population I target are guys with whom I go on dates. Typically, I don’t come at them with “Read my blog or there will be no second date,” but I adamantly talk about … Continue reading To Share or Not To Share: The Blogger’s Dilemma
I never mentioned my New Year’s resolutions. I was not really firm about making them this year, although two years ago I had some pretty good ones. Of course, I broke them all before the year’s end, but I did come somewhat close to achieving one or two of them. This time around, I was aware … Continue reading Extra Strawberry Banana – I will conquer you!
I met with my thesis advisor (ahem, “my third reader”) who has now given me deadlines for writing. My first is Sunday (10 pages) and my next is Wednesday (10 pages). And I have…two pages. So I’m going to take a hiatus from writing a decent entry of all the things that have suddenly struck me … Continue reading What’s with all the paprika?