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Posts by Gaelen

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Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone! See you in January. Twitter

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Time, Lost and Found

Time has been an issue lately. And when I say lately, I mean for the last ten years. First of all, the old-timers who admonish that it’s fleeting (meaning our time here on earth, not the weekend) are one hundred percent right. And it moves faster and faster the older I get. Lately I have been trying to cram more and more into smaller windows of time. I give myself deadlines – by November...

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Weekday Cassoulet

A few days ago I caught a snippet of a half hour cooking show on which this dish was being made that looked delicious and simple. I actually only caught the end of the show, when the dish was coming out of the oven. The chef tasted it, and then did what they all do, gushed effusively with her mouth full. “Mmmm. MMM! That is SO amazing!” Just once I would like to see one of them take a...

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To make sense of what I do…

Sometimes in order to make sense of what I do, I turn to the words of some of the most illustrious writers, their thoughts on the process. Here are a few of my favorite quotes… “To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” —Allen Ginsberg Very true, Mr. Ginsberg. And thank you for Howl, which is best read aloud, says my cousin Christopher, after drinking...

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