Thai Delight

It's suddenly that time of year again, the season when life starts to vibrate with various possibilities. Everything seems to be in flux: the days suddenly stretch before you, inviting a certain leisure, and, at the market and in CSA boxes, you get a strange, but not unwelcome mixture of things like cabbage, asparagus and…

An Ode to Chocolate and Coconut

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right,…

‘Tis the Season for Strawberry Cheese Pie

A little fartherwe will see the almond trees blossomingthe marble gleaming in the sunthe sea breaking into wavesa little farther, let us rise a little higher. -George SeferisThis is the point in the semester when energy levels start to wane. Each task begins to feel Herculean. The sun makes its presence known and begins to compete with…