12 ways to seem intelligent

Even though you might be half-witted, strive to use the word “repartee” when possible. Practice your chronic regurgitation of facts and opinions in the mirror to add an element of authenticity. If nothing else, avoid reading genre fiction in view of highbrow crowds. If you happen to meet someone named Margot, seize the opportunity andContinue reading “12 ways to seem intelligent”

Starlings make an appearance

European starlings have been harvesting the trove of black olives that grow in batches on nearly every branch of the tree out back. Normally, the olives merely fall to the ground and rot, so it’s nice to see the birds using them for sustenance. They take them and fly to the ground, where they shakeContinue reading “Starlings make an appearance”

15 things I’d eat right now

Meatballs with marinara sauce and melted provolone; Cannoli; Dried figs; Raw clams; Steak fries; Fried fish with mashed potatoes and green beans with a lemon wedge on the side; Crispy focaccia with thinly sliced tomato, seasoned with salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and basil; Fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce; Lobster mac and cheese; Pork friedContinue reading “15 things I’d eat right now”