Monthly Archives: August 2004

Yes, the Creu de Lavit. On our trip to Spain, we took ourselves to el Celler de la Boqueria. The owner recognized me from the wine class I took there in December 2002, a time when you may recall that … Continue reading

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Gymnastics commentary is becoming intolerable. In a sport understood by a tiny fraction of the US viewing audience and in which fortunes are made and lost based on tiny asymmetries and hundredths of a point, you?d think that announcers would … Continue reading

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These tomatoes are nice, especially the yellow ones, but what’s important is not tomatoes. It’s bees. The front of the house is being overrun by bees who have moved in to a tiny crack in the siding. I shudder to … Continue reading

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Oh, the groundhog. All summer, there’s been a sort of agreement: you leave the tomatoes and zucchini alone, at least, and we’ll concede the carrots, peas, and melons. Fine. Next summer, we will find a way to kill you. But … Continue reading

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I’ve recently put myself on a strict schedule. See, I was going to work all day, just about every day, and in so doing I was just falling behind. So I fired up the old electronic calendar and started typing. … Continue reading

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Here I am after running the Brewster Brew Run with Leah’s friend, Leah. Yes, two Leahs. One does not run unless late for a dinner reservation. I was a little nervous for this race because, not having raced in a … Continue reading

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Great gosh almighty. Somewhere hidden under the enormous zucchini leaves, exposed yesterday by the dining patterns of our evil groundhog, was this monster. It is at least 5 inches longer and perhaps another 2 in diameter than our last huge … Continue reading

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We go away for two days, and everything that the stupid groundhog doesn’t eat gets enormous. Here you can see how big one of our zucchinis is, compared to a standard cell phone.

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