A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What I Had for Lunch Today: Nachos

Tuesday and Wednesday are my busiest days: two seminars to teach in the evening, and a deadline for my newspaper column at 12:00 noon the next day. Before I started teaching at Kaplan, I had the column under control; now it seems I'm always rushing the morning of my deadline to check facts, come up with a hook, or whatever. So Wednesday lunch is no gourmet affair.

Today I was still typing at noon, so I ran downstairs and threw some Mexican cheese on a whole wheat tortilla, added some sweet and hot green peppers, and nuked the whole business till the cheese was bubbling. My heavy-duty professional pizza wheel makes cutting this into bite-sized strips a snap. And that was it. I'll be raiding the pantry in an hour.

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