Veal brains and the used bookstore of my dreams in Jacksonville

Our family had a most interesting day today. This was completely unintentional, as I had planned to spend the day painting our kitchen and breakfast nook. We woke up and hurried to get ready for our local library's book sale. I had heard wonderful things about all of the books they have available each year, … Continue reading Veal brains and the used bookstore of my dreams in Jacksonville

Scallops, archery, romance, koinobori, and a chameleon

My favorite opening scene in a movie is from Less Than Zero. Clay, returning home from college for Christmas break, drives through the palm tree-lined streets of Los Angeles to the Bangles' cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Hazy Shade of Winter. It's a story about luxury, and the greatest luxury in the world is not … Continue reading Scallops, archery, romance, koinobori, and a chameleon