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Pulling the foible wagon

I live in Siberia with a View, a small community nestled a few miles from the Continental Divide, comfy in the embrace of the San Juan Mountains. This is a…

Epicurus and I make the right trades

Let’s deal with an interesting concept that arises as one lives a life of abundance and ease: that you have a measure of control over how long you will live,…

Battling in the dark … without a can opener

I am in hiding. I won’t be in to work for a while. Not unusual, I can hear you say. But this is not a matter of my erratic personal…

Lunching with finks at Trattoria Borgia

I can see it clearly, as if I am there. The vision is awful, edges crisp, every detail amplified. The emotions it summons are stark. I’ve experienced this vision in…

Sleekly Swedish, hold the horse

An examination of a family tree usually reveals tangled roots, a twisted amalgam of genetic histories, nationalities, religions. The end result: we’re mutts. I like to ponder my muttiness. I…

Meet Mr. Social, the party planner

We have the discussion at least once each week. “You’re antisocial,” she says. “No, I’m not. Now leave me alone.” “You are. You go out of your way to avoid…

Of geeks and French fries

It’s a tsunami. A wave of geeks surges down the broad hallway. The geeks are shoulder to shoulder, few of them watching where they’re going; some are texting, heads down,…

Come’n Git It for real American food writing

I’ve had enough. My ability to absorb and endure pretense (my own aside) has collapsed. I’m declaring a moratorium. On food magazines. Have you read any of the food magazines…

I love meat. Where are your pets?

Meat. Ahhh. I’m reflecting on my life as a carnivore. It’s all I have to do. I’ve squandered hours in front of the TV doing cultural research, watching one after…

Happy where the music plays, and the sun don’t shine

I’m in Santa Fe. More or less against my will. Land of period knockoffs, pea-brain western art, cowboy hats without cowboys, and awkward turquoise jewelry. Pretense, N.M. I am grumbling.…

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