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March 25, 2014

03-25-reading-chair

currently reading nigel slater’s new book (british version, possibly my favorite of his) and attempting to read paris: the novel, which is supposed to be like a history lesson in novel form (we’ll see)

03-25-yaupon

tasting locally harvested yaupon tea :: simple, caffeinated, lovely

03-25-farmhouse-loot

farmhouse delivery: kale, lettuce, radishes, red cabbage, beets, artichokes, green garlic, brussels sprouts, strawberries, olive oil, olives

03-25-sliced-cabbage

slicing green cabbage to make this Marcella Hazan dish :: delicious and comforting

03-25-cooking-onions

cooking onions for the cabbage soup

03-25-artichokes

appetizers: steamed artichokes with butter

Today I got my first (temporary) crown. It’s been so long since I’ve had any type of filling or anesthesia for dental stuff that I pretty much freaked out. I was so nervous, so anxious. My dentist rocks though, and I listened to Frank Sinatra and it was all over pretty quickly.

Last night we watched the latest Cosmos episode. My current question: where are all the geniuses today? Why was Edmond Halley able to map the southern stars, identify the trade winds, help figure out the laws of planetary motion, calculate the orbit of Halley’s comet, build the diving bell, create a magnetic compass, and research common ages of death? Why could this one man accomplish so much? And he somehow worked with Isaac Newton? Why so many amazing minds at one time? Why not now? I want to be curiouser and curiouser.

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