I am delighted and so grateful that the kids are getting along so well during the covid home time — actually growing closer, when they could easily have been antagonizing each other to death.

Sun., Aug 2, 2020, 2:26:54pm PDT

Finished reading How to Be an Antiracist. It feels like more of a primer than a deep dive, but it’s carefully structured and methodical, and I’m sure I’ll be thinking about it a lot. I hope I put some of what I read into action.

Tue., Jul 28, 2020, 10:13:44pm PDT

Meghan, the bambina, and I watched Hamilton. The bambina loved it until the Hamiltons’ son was killed in a duel, at which point she noped out.

Mon., Jul 27, 2020, 4:04:08pm PDT

Sitting in the backyard, listening to birds and Combustication, writing up day 48 of my long walk (Bellême to la Chapelle-Montligeon).

Sun., Jul 19, 2020, 3:21:10pm PDT

“Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14.” (Oregon Public Broadcasting article)

Thu., Jul 16, 2020, 9:21:30pm PDT

Tonight’s kitchen debacle: scaling tilapia, and sending scales flying all over the kitchen.

Thu., Jul 9, 2020, 6:22:08pm PDT

The dude and his friends have a new insult: “smooth brain”.

Wed., Jul 8, 2020, 7:19:27pm PDT

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

Jun 27, 2020, 10:09pm

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

Jun 14, 2020, 2:53pm

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