Chicken Avocado Wraps

My family is Irish and Belgian. That means I’m genetically predisposed to make drinking making babies, and administering guilt art forms. Setting aside items two and three for the moment, item #1 can get intense. I’ve told my last two significant others before meeting my parents that it will be homey, and intellectual debates are guaranteed, but … More Chicken Avocado Wraps

April, 2017

Usually these monthly posts are where I get philosophical. Here we go. In the last six months two older, distant European relatives of mine have died–the second just a few weeks ago. Their combined age was close to 200, so these deaths were unsurprising; my relationships with them had been somewhat muted the last few years, and so (at … More April, 2017

Coffee–a New Series of Blog Posts

This is an intro post. While I’ll still continue my mother’s desire to see more meals and fewer dishes, I’m also going to start talking about coffee and coffee drinks. A lot of academians are (coffee) snobs. It keeps us going. Energy drinks are too teenager/club-scene/21st-century. We go more for the classic old-school, French-intellectual, borderline-Balzac-levels-of-intensity … More Coffee–a New Series of Blog Posts

March 2017

I’m beginning to realize that I’ve been really lucky throughout most of my life, which might explain why the last 12 months have been so difficult: payback is a bitch. This month has been rough for reasons that I’m not particularly sure I can, or rather should, detail on this blog. Mostly it’s been the same old … More March 2017