AUGUST 24, 2008 1:48PM

Pit 6350

From Wikipedia:

Zacatón (aka Pit 6350) is one of a group of five interconnected sinkholes, or cenotes, located in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is the deepest water-filled sinkhole in the world with a total depth of 335 meters.

The name Zacatón comes from the free-fRead full post »

AUGUST 22, 2008 11:38AM

Back to School.

The first day of school was this past Tuesday, August 19th, my daughter's tenth birthday. She was not pleased to be returning to school on her birthday. My son began high school the same day. As I dropped him off I stammered a goodbye, he was nervous, I was anxious.… Read full post »

AUGUST 15, 2008 12:19PM



This morning I set out to the town north of where we live, Escondido, to buy some fresh tortillas. I know from experience that my kids do not find this trip interesting and tend to grouse a lot when I drag them along.

We live in a highly yuppified… Read full post »

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AUGUST 14, 2008 7:10PM

Why are you taking a picture of bread?

The Photographed Bread.

This is my latest hot loaf based on the recipe from Jim Lahey that appeared in Mark Bittman's November 8, 2006 NYT column. It's simple and requires no kneading. Baking bread is DEEPLY satisfying, actualized religion+ritual. The recipe turns out a loaf with cracker-crisp crust and large, irreg… Read full post »

AUGUST 13, 2008 9:44PM

Wine tells you a story.

Beer gets you drunk.

Nearly midnight, my 10-year old knocks on my bedroom door. Her 14-year old brother is getting sick.

So I get up and head to the bathroom, my son apologizes (?) I tell him not to worry and that I hope he feels better. I'm armed with a dishtowel and a dirty-job… Read full post »

AUGUST 11, 2008 7:13PM

Italian Sausages

Blood sausage from the Garfagnana region of Tuscany, near Lucca

Air-dried salted beef that has been aged about 2-3 months until it becomes hard and a dark red, almost purple colour. It is made from eye of round and is lean and tender with a sweet, musty smell. It originated… Read full post »

AUGUST 11, 2008 5:28PM

Technological Hangnails

Having spent a bit too much time on hold with corporations of late, I feel the need to vent about a few maddening lies that seem to ship with each and every voice-menu system. Just a few rough edges on the experience that make me wonder why they're so widespread.… Read full post »