Thursday, March 20, 2008 



you can't be everything.

i'm grateful that, while i cannot be a poet or lyricist (as philosophy and the culinary arts occupy my creative attention, so much so that my sewing machine seems to leer at me from its cubby in the guest closet), i can take a moment to appreciate the words that others string together so eloquently.

i logged onto blogger with the intention of communicating something profound about language, both spoken and written. but i'm supposed to be writing right now, because in the past 24 hours i've had about 5 hours of incredible dialogue with some beloved, brilliant friends.

should a manifesto have a thesis, albeit a working thesis in process? because i'm on the verge of one, folks.

time for shan to spend an hour sussing out her understanding of the phaedrus, differance, continuums, meaning, ethics, creation, etc.

this post is rather all over the place, but i'll go ahead and publish in honor of the no backspace rule.


cary's advice can be quirky and quite frankly off at times, but this resonated on some level.

i know, i know. it appeals to my reverse classism. it is still worthy of a good read.

Monday, March 17, 2008 

on discovering a love of pears....

this sandwich is wonderfully subtle.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 

while playing risk....

after losing afghanistan and regaining it, but only being able to reinforce it with six units, i suggested that it would be silly to keep fighting over this one territory when the game has just begun.

the 12 year old says:
or we could just keep attacking afghanistan. it would be like the war on terror.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 

yes, i've been up studying since 3AM

I don't generally speak in terms of favorites. I enjoy the color red; Andrew Bird has been my soundtrack of late; tomatoes are incredible.

That said, this is worth a read: my favorite theologian on my favorite philosopher.

Niebuhr says that patriotism transmutes individual unselfishness into national egoism. Oh, Reinhold! You obviously read Walt Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau! It is a horrible shame that the limitations of time and contingency precluded you from familiarity with the work of Richard Rorty. His was a patriotism worthy of respect.

Monday, March 03, 2008 

Great Success!

I have accomplished what I thought to be impossible: vegetarian gumbo.