Thursday, March 26, 2009

To Rule a Kingdom, To Rule a Child

Last night I dreamed I was an emperor. The kingdom was foggy, bleak black and green. My child was a princess that did not wish to marry, and I was a strict man compelled by the duties of my position and the weight of my ancestors.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ex Libris

How do I explain my strange love affair with books? I'm not alone. Having moved several times recently my shelves are a hodge-podge of genres. Moliere, Candide, Cervantes next to Nausicaa and Jimmy Corrigan. There is love poetry and photography, droll fictions and the mad writings of beat poets and St. Augustine and Gregory of Tour's History of the Franks, graphic novels and biographies of Russian empresses. Don't forget all the modern apocalyptic prophecies, drug-addled honey tongued eloquence, and a beautiful myriad of crop circles and extra terrestrial channelings.

I am inspired by their presence, by their content. Within them lie whole worlds and generations of ideas and speculations and dreams and values. It is a strange fractured record we keep of ourselves. I hold onto all of these, many of which I've read in full and just as many I keep for the ideas they represent or for the occasional glance and skimming of inspiration. I love so many of them, but how do I part with them?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Insanity Cookies

3 cups king arthur flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup unbleached sugar
4 tbs coconut oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
3 eggs
3/4 cup black coffee, cooled
1/4 cup currants
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup Ghiardelli 60% dark chocolate chips

Mix it together by standard baking procedures. Have a shot of sake.
1) Sugar+coconut oil first.
2) Dry ingredients.
3) 1 egg at a time.
4) Accessories (currants, walnuts, chips)
5) Coffee
Drink a glass of wine.

6) Chill in fridge 30-45 min while 7) preheating oven to 375 and making a burrito.
8) 10-12 minutes, turn once.
9) Cool on a rack immediately (burn second tray because you forgot to set a timer)
10) Eat.
11) Have another shot of sake.
12) Consider revising recipe, then don't bother. Done.

Friday, March 20, 2009



The balance of Light and Dark

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lagomorphic dreams

I dreamed I was racing across a bridge and across a wet field filled with rabbits and deer. Beneath the passing of my feet rabbits of all sizes and colors grazed in the grasses. At the edge of the field was a tiny wood, and within it a series of small paths, so that one could pass if crawling. There the rabbits spoke with me in human tongue and peace could be made between the rabbit tribe and the tribe of men. And there I dwelt in a tiny home, with others like myself, away from the watchful eyes of men, in the rabbit warden beneath the earth.