Dinner Tonight #39

January 20, 2018

 

Tonight I made a baked brie stuffed with cranberries and ham.  Served with Ceasar salad, it was mighty fine.

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Night Music: At Last

January 20, 2018

It is 6 years today since we lost this glorious songstress. At least we have her recordings to keep her memory bright and fresh.


An Oasis of Electronic Silence

January 20, 2018

The everloving and I went to the Skylight this morning; the best value (and best tasting) breakfast on the Drive. It was packed with regulars, which is very good to see, but we were lucky to get a table next to our good friend Eric Philips, one of the most helpful, hardworking, and obliging men I’ve every known and a true treasure of our neighbourhood. It was good just to chat with him and his companions and enjoy the food.

On the other side of us was a family — mother, father, girl about ten years old. They were remarkable because all three were reading books — real books — when they weren’t chatting. There was not a sign of technology anywhere. It is a melancholy statement on modern society that their unusual electronic silence was what made them noticeable, but I am so glad that oases of old-fashioned quietude can still be found.


Wise Words

January 20, 2018