Spent an hour and a half talking to college friends, some of whom I haven’t spoken to in years.

Sat., Jun 27, 2020, 10:09:25pm PDT

When leaving the house or saying goodnight, the dude now adds “abolish the police”, like Cato with Carthage.

Sun., Jun 14, 2020, 2:53:25pm PDT

Now starting How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

May 31, 2020, 11:52pm

Finished rereading Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I enjoyed the story, but have mixed feelings about it as a piece of craft; parts felt particularly clunky.

May 31, 2020, 11:36pm (edited)

Today’s kitchen victories:

  • croques madames
  • brasato (Italian roast beef) with polenta and a green salad
  • olive oil Campari cake
May 27, 2020, 11:38pm

Proud to have shocked and revolted the dude by being older than a teen and using the phrase “sick abs”.

May 24, 2020, 11:12pm

The bambina listened to “The Safety Dance” intently for about 30 seconds, then turned the volume all the way off.

May 19, 2020, 11:05pm

Played Magic with the dude last night. I actually beat him, which is not a common occurrence these days.

May 17, 2020, 8:41am

Anyway, about to reread Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré.

May 13, 2020, 7:48pm

Finished reading The Orphan Tsunami of 1700, finally. I’d put it down for a while, but the subject and presentation are like catnip to me: a popular explanation of the 1700 tsunami with the meticulousness and rigor of an academic paper. (It’s available as a PDF for free if you’d like.)

May 11, 2020, 10:24pm