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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What I Had for Lunch Today: Egg Foo Yung and Brown Rice

Today was clean-up day for all the odds and ends of vegetables in the drawer. I sautéed a half-dozen scallions from the Oriental Grocery, where they sell them with lots of green tops, three ribs of celery, a big clove of garlic, a couple of very green outer leaves of savoy cabbage, a handful of bean sprouts, a handful of mushrooms, a couple of water chestnuts, a small piece of ginger, and half a package of extra-firm tofu, all sliced or diced or chopped, then mixed with four eggs and fried in the same wok. Yield: three of these. I ate one with brown rice, and gave away the rest.

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