Ma Petite Cuisine

Ma petite cuisine (my tiny kitchen), or I should say, my tiny, crowded, disheveled, but very functional kitchen. I’ve worked in plenty of kitchens throughout my life but this is my favorite. It’s a galley really, a little longer than it is wide in a small 1860’s house in one of Buffalo’s older neighborhoods. ForContinue reading “Ma Petite Cuisine”

Easter Sunday

Melancholia, Melancholia. I know that you’re there. As you always have been. Hidden. In plain sight. A dark secret. You make things flat. And gray. I see you. Acknowledge you. But won’t accept you. Ever-present, you try to hide. Or camouflage as someone else. Something else. Shrouded as light. Though you are darkness. Pretending toContinue reading “Easter Sunday”

2 April 2022

(Partial) Journal Entry, 2 April 2022 I like to walk, I always have. It is without doubt my favorite form of transport (yes, even more than a bicycle). And at this age am truly grateful that I am able to do so (mostly) without pain. One of the things on my very full “bucket list”Continue reading “2 April 2022”

24 March 2022

(Note: if you are here for the recipe it is at the bottom of this post) 24 March 2022 Thursday. 11:30am. Starbucks on Delaware. Sitting in the same seat I often did while studying for a BA a few years ago. It feels oddly satisfying. Returned from NYC yesterday via Amtrak. It felt good toContinue reading “24 March 2022”

6 January 2022

Journal Entry, 6 January 2022 Thursday, 8pm Today I walked to and from work because of heavy snow. Two miles (3.2km) each way. It’s been snowing since last night and as I look out the window now big fat flakes are still falling. In the morning it was a literal whiteout at times where IContinue reading “6 January 2022”

3 January 2022

3 January 2022 8:26 pm It has been frigid today, the daytime temps never getting much past 20f. When I woke this morning the house was cold, but being Monday and on my way to work did not have time to start the wood-burning stove so just used the blue flame gas burner for aboutContinue reading “3 January 2022”

2 January 2022

Journal Entry, 2 January 2022 Sunday. 11am. Cold and a bit snowy. When I woke this morning under a pile of blankets the house was cold enough to see your breath, which isn’t uncommon this time of year. Rather than light the wood stove—which takes some effort, and which I’ll do later—I used a smallContinue reading “2 January 2022”

New Years Day 2022

New Years Day 2022. 12:30pm. Unseasonably warm (41f/5c). Grey. Foggy. Misty. A couple days ago I posted an image of a withered rose on social media and wrote the caption, “If 2021 were a rose.” There was a lot of reaction, most of which I agree with… that 2021 for the most part was aContinue reading “New Years Day 2022”