Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Year of Walden – Green in the Gills

Men are born to succeed, not fail.      -Henry David Thoreau So, my first recipe from the Veganomicon was a flop. If you follow my twitter, you’ll have seen that my attempt at making a kabocha-udon winter stew didn’t go quite as well as I had hoped. There were early warning signs, of course. […]

The Year of Walden – Gardening, Part 1

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.      -Henry David Thoreau As a man who espoused simple living, Thoreau was a man of […]


EDIT: I was a bit pissed the day I wrote all this and the mood more or less flowed into my manic flight of ideas, dissecting it through the perspective of a lot of other thoughts that happened to be bubbling up in my brain at the same time. Still, some of the points are […]

Editing while Writing (a.k.a. Radiation Treatment)

I spent an hour agonizing over three-hundred words today. This is hardly efficient. The situation I’ve found myself in with this story (“A Crack Runs Through Me”) is that, on impulse, as an exercise, I wanted to add in a challenge to my MC, to throw something unexpected against him/her/it to make the story a […]