~ Every morning begins with a cuppa, made by my brother.
~ A great solution for a small bathroom, isn’t it?
~ A new friend of ours–we met him Sunday–
has opened up a thriving cafe in Oakland called Remedy Coffee.
It has wifi, but if you are on a laptop,
you must sit at the communal table.
Small tables are reserved for
traditional cafe activities, e.g. talking and drinking coffee.
He installed an old phone.
If you want to talk on your cell phone,
you must go into the phone booth.
~ How could I have made it through a lifespan
without Bach’s B Minor Mass?
Katie asked Dan to explain the fugue.
After a short music lesson, he put it on.
Beauty beyond words.
~ I recently decided that I want to devote a wall
in my kitchen to my brother’s photography.
I swear I had the idea before I saw his living room!
~ An absolutely delicious outing to Penzey’s Spices.
What a fun store!
*This* much fun!
~ One of Curt’s college roommates came over.
We ate. We talked. We listened to this.
In the old days the discussion afterwards would’ve
gone on past midnight.
But, alas, we have aged.
~ Here is the best side dish in the world:
2 T butter
2-3 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
3-4 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked, drained, chopped
3 T finely chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup chopped green onions, including tops
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat butter in skillet, add corn and tomatoes until warmed through.
Place in serving bowl; add basil and onions.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Today more visits.
Tomorrow: Wendell Berry.