Raw, adjective: 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.

According to the chalk calendar at Whole Foods, today is Corn Chip Day. So, Happy Corn Chip Day.

Been a little absent. Sorry about that. A little thing called Life got in the way. But happily, January's just shy of over, and it's been one of the driest in several years here. I know I should wish for the rain that will feed the lawns in the months to come, but I've gotta say, after the last few rainy Januaries, it's been fabulous to leave my umbrella at home most days.

After a hit-and-miss few weeks, I'm back on the raw wagon full throttle (how many more mixed metaphors can I include in one sentence?), and feeling good. Amazing the difference. And on that note, there's a fantastic article from Sunday's NY Times magazine by Michael Pollan, smart guy activist from Berkeley (naturally) whose recent book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, topped a number of the Best of '06 lists. It's a long one, but really worth your time, and it hits a lot of the points he makes in his books on a more condensed level. Find it here, and be changed.

Been trying to live a little more in the real world and less in the cyber one, which is also why I've been quiet the last several days. And a huge benefit of that is: mad reading. Have you read any Gabriel Garcia Marquez? Let me just say, I don't know how I ever got through higher ed without discovering his stuff. I picked up Love in the Time of Cholera on recommendation from an old friend, and though the density and beauty of his writing makes it fairly slow going, I've been rapt from the get-go. Seriously - look into his work if you're stumbling around in search of a new muse.

(Don't you love that word, "muse?" It's a noun, it's a verb; magic.)


molly said…
great choice. that is one of my favorites. and just in case you havent yet, read house of spirits. fantastic magical realism, fantastic. and although its certainly very different, being set in a different place etc, thinking of magical realism and house of spirits reminds me of the movie pan's labyrinth, which i just saw, and wow. haunting and wow.

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