I don’t want to talk to you about food. I am sure you don’t want to read about food. We are in the “what are you doing next?” part of the year, full of confusion, overwhelming job searches, and resume writing. I don’t know what I want next, (just like I didn’t know this time […]
(Just an update on what I am up to in the coming weeks.) So we all know that I am in Boston, MA. We all know that it’s a great city with winters that are truly terrible (and apparently endless grumblesnowinAprilgrumble), it is home to all of the oldest things in America (university, houses, pubs, […]
(This is part one of two about my time at St. Joseph’s Abbey) Silent Meal I recently spent a week on retreat at a Trappist monastery in Spencer, MA. A few months ago we went to a non-violent, peacekeeping catholic community over in Ware, MA. In September, we hung out with organic […]
Today, I ate a tomato. There are 12 inches of snow on the ground, it has been below freezing for a while, and I had the wonderful joy of eating a tomato on my sandwich. An avocado showed up too, and baby spinach. And, the best part, red pepper slices. It was so good. This […]
So, there was a time back in July when I had just gotten back from China, I was home alone, and I also happened to be very sick. I woke up from a Benadryl induced coma to find the television still on and a fine program entitled Extreme Cheapskates playing dully in the background. The […]
Warning: This post includes words about the evisceration of birds. Its kinda gross, and maybe not your thing. Intentionally not posting any pictures. So, this past Saturday, I processed some chickens. What does that mean, you ask? It means that I got very well acquainted with the parts of the chicken you do not get […]
One bushel and peck of apples later, and I made friends with this tree.
When my parents got married, they honeymooned in Boston in the fall. I was eight, and I didn’t know what all the fuss was about. We had trees in Kansas, and just like in New England, they change colors and fall. I have now found the difference is that New England is a bit […]