Category: Random Thoughts

  • Day of the Dad

    It’s midnight, so technically it’s not Father’s Day anymore. But I’m still thinking of my dad, and his smile, and how he magically knows how to do everything, from baiting a hook to building a miniature dollhouse, from frying Oreos to rebuilding a 1955 Cameo, and how he worries about me, in his quiet way, […]

  • Don’t Let Me Down

    Sometimes, when the world feels a little crazy, I look for this video. It’s the rooftop, and the wind, and the fur coats and the Bobby hats, and George laughing, and the cameraman in the shot, and the way the song just feels like a bit of fear and a bit of hope, and the […]

  • Happier

    If you only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are. — Montesquieu

  • Mesmerized

    This video is my new stress therapy. Mystic Norway from Tomi Rantanen on Vimeo.

  • This is not a recipe: Hobo Joes

    Some of my favorite dishes don’t come from a printed recipe – they come from a friend or family member or acquaintance who jots something down or tells you the ingredients quickly over the phone. My mom used to make Hobo Joes for us when I was a kid. I have no idea where that […]