Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"I'm going to put this on my blog."

The Pixies. It was a long time coming for a band I've been following for 20 years and has consistently been one of my top 2 favorite bands. Very fun show. Black Francis can scream with the best of them.


Friday, September 24, 2010


I was jonesing this week for some new cheese, so I went to Whole Foods and browsed.

Etorki - A young French sheep's milk cheese. Very smooth, just a hint of sheep, and very buttery. I already ate half the wedge. The rest will be gone by tonight.

Thanks Rachael.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Forgotten Cheese

This post is dedicated to the two cheeses at Calicchio & Sons whose names I cannot recall. And one of them was really quite stinky good. Rest in peace.

The cheese whose name I do recall:

Blu di Bufala - Blue cheese made from water buffalo milk. Super buttery, but hardened buttery, not soft buttery (e.g., St. Agur). Mildly sharp. Very tasty. Dipping it in raw honey or eating it in between spoons of olive oil ice cream takes it to 11.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Book Thief

I'm not sure how it happened, but I've ended up with a lot of new youth fiction on my shelf over the years. I'm not sure how The Book Thief ended up on my shelf (was it a gift? was I browsing? did I read a review and put it on my Wish List?), but I'm glad it did.

Despite its appearances, it's a short book and a quick read. But it's powerful. I might be a sucker for anything to do with death, WWII, and the Holocaust (but really, who isn't?), but this book left me thinking and feeling for days. Read it. You'll be glad you did.

A Rising Islamist Militancy?

Stratfor takes a look at "9/11 and the 9 Year War".

It's time to take a look at our Grand Strategy again.