What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate." Henry David Thoreau: Walden Thoreau went to the woods to learn how "to live deliberately" and not find at the end of his life that he had not lived. Stop wasting your time on social media and worrying about… Continue reading “Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.
won’t ripen off the vine, but melons, pears, avocados, and bananas will. Tomatoes will ripen but not become more flavorful off the vine." Jonathan Dixon: Beaten, Seared and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America I've enrolled in a culinary school near me - it's not Le Cordon Bleu, or the… Continue reading Apples, berries, cherries, and lemons
Nina George: The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel I love Paris, so couldn't resist this title. I read this book in one sitting. Beyond teaching us something new and giving us something to talk about at book club or any other event where we want to come off as 'smarter than the average bear', books… Continue reading “Books keep stupidity at bay. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It’s love from within.”
David Brooks: The Road to Character An older woman I worked with some years ago responded to my comment of "I can't wait until Friday" with "Eileen, Don't wish your life away!" Properly chastised, I have since recalled the wisdom of her words, especially now that 10+ years are passed. Instead of dreaming about happier… Continue reading When most people think about the future, they dream up ways they might live happier lives.