I don’t care how beautiful you think puffy piles of crystalline snow are. I don’t care about your cozy sweaters and your hot tea and your crackling fires. I don’t care about skiing or or parkas or that Scandinavian concept of Hygge that all the hipsters and wine moms have adopted. I don’t want anything to do with it. To me, as I’m sure you know, winter is a hellish misery of frozen doors and chilled fingers and darkness and eternal misery.
Monday: Why don’t you study “invisible diseases” to try and understand the suffering some people go through? You know I have Multiple Sclerosis, and I honestly feel healthier than ever, […]
Picture it, Paris 2009, a cozy winter night, me in a vintage Dior suit, snow gently falling and making the streets glitter under the yellow streetlights. There I am in a highly regarded restaurant on Left Bank just a stone’s throw from Notre Dame. That evening would prove to be one of the most influential in my gastronomic life.
LOVE: Gold and White Antique Porcelain: I do not come from a place of wealth. Don’t get me wrong, my life hasn’t been a slum, but I’ve only rarely known […]
Monday: Why don’t you get yourself hypnotized so that you can eradicate your proclivity to procrastinate or whatever else ails you? I can’t imagine how much better my life would […]
Monday: Why don’t you take a moment to silence your brain and think about what you really want out of life? I went to see a college production of Doubt […]
LOVE: Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner & Polish (and bleach): I have had a Le Creuset dutch oven since I graduated from high school. When I moved to Paris to study […]
Monday: Why don’t you do a rain dance or whatever you have to do to make the goddamn snow stop? I am losing my mind. Winter is the stupidest thing […]
I have written a hundred of these posts now. They’re never very popular, and I can understand you readers not wanting to hear an endless rant. And they can be endless, […]
LOVE: Victorian Britain by The Great Courses: I have always felt that a person should know everything. Clearly this is an impossibility and will never be accomplished in one lifetime, […]