Philosophy of Writing – 21 – The Worst Kind of Feedback

September 16, 2013
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I don’t ask for constructive criticism; I ask for honesty. It’s my prerogative and responsibility to sort the useful feedback from the rest. A bit of advice: if you expect a specific type of return, you’ll be disappointed. But there’s feedback that makes me utterly wretched, you too — when it skips over useful and […]

Lamb and Lentil Vegetable Stew

September 11, 2013
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My friend has been on the cabbage soup diet for a while. I liked the idea of homemade vegetable stew, but am not keen on very low calorie diets, so I made this up. The particular vegetables are what I used, but this is one of those recipes where you add what you have in […]

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Chicken With Vegetables and Wild Rice

July 30, 2013
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  Ingredients 5 chicken drumsticks olive oil coarse salt fresh oregano 3 leeks 5 small or 3 large carrots 2 cloves garlic 5 dried porcini mushrooms large handful french beans, cleaned and trimmed 3 tbsp butter black pepper 1 package mixed wild/brown rice 1/4 cup white cooking wine 3/4 cup mixed mild cheese (any mixture […]

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The Artist’s Mother as a Young Woman

May 12, 2013
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Happy Mothers’ Day (plural for all mothers) to the best friend I’ve ever had.

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Quick Note About Identity

May 5, 2013
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‘Sup. I’ve called myself straight my entire life, and I wasn’t lying. I’ve had girl-crushes on girls (a total of two so far, one in secondary school and one in college) – by girl-crushes I mean the kind of worshipping admiration that little girls feel for older girls. It wasn’t sexual, which I know because […]

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Red Tonic – Non-Alcoholic Cocktail (Vegan)

May 3, 2013
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I love mixing fresh herbs and fruits. ~~~~~ Ingredients (per glass) 1/4 cup 100% cranberry juice (unsweetened, full-strength) 2 key limes 1/2 orange tip of 1 fresh rosemary stalk, washed optional: simple syrup (to make, mix sugar and water until sugar is dissolved) 1) Juice the fruits into the glass. If they’re a little sour, […]

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Depression & Vegetarianism

May 1, 2013
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When I’m happy I’m a vegetarian. When I get morose, I start eating meat again. Psych has informed me that the adrenal gland is stimulated by salt and fat: the things I’m drawn to when I start sneaking in meat & fish. I think my depression is undercutting my attempts to be a full vegetarian. […]

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