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27 Jun 02017 | 5 minutes of your time

The seasoning process is a smokey, slow, nurturing effort where oil is carbonized to the steel…

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Decaffeinated

Every couple of years I do a coffee reset: I go cold turkey for a month or so and forego my ritualistic morning beverage, limit my caffeine to light teas, and struggle back to a baseline in an attempt to whatever levels help to de-jitter, de-stimulate my brain. It’s not anything magical: it’s just a biological balancing that I do when I hit a threshold of some personal bar of too-much-daily-intake. It’s been thirteen days as of today. And what I’ve learned in the last twenty-four hours is that a coffee reset and a daylight saving time switch do not mix. Glaaaaaaah!

I had a dream last night that I stood in line for a very long time for a bag of Doritos. My subconscious is trying to tell me something.
a sums & pieces for 23 Feb 02017
Alcohol... Blasphemy! I know, but I'm already kinda on the fence, and I only really drink socially anyhow.
a sums & pieces for 22 Feb 02017

food & drink 

27 Dec 02016 | 2 minutes of your time

You forgot about my sourdough experimenting, didn’t you?

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Running. (revved back up in 2017!) Bowing. (some beautiful music!) Cooking. (in a new kitchen!)
a sums & pieces for 27 Dec 02016

fatherhood | food & drink | holidays & gatherings 

17 Dec 02016 | 4 minutes of your time

I bought a tube of chocolate chip cookie dough from the refrigerated aisle of the local grocery store.

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food & drink | weather 

16 Dec 02016 | 2 minutes of your time

And Claire actually ate most of her serving… despite the beans.

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Not vouching for the taste... bacon, ginger, and caramel.
a sums & pieces for 16 Dec 02016
Usually I'm walking out a few minutes later and they don't like it if you take the ceramic mugs. So, paper.
a sums & pieces for 13 Dec 02016
Lately? Caffeine and Gatorade. Anything that has some electrolytes, really. Precious, precious electrolytes.
a sums & pieces for 6 Oct 02016

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