Monthly Archives: November 2010


Most memorable meals, take three: giving thanks

“There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk.” (M. F. K. Fisher) The day after Thanksgiving, when we’re all still riding that tryptophan high, seems like an appropriate time to resume our … Continue reading

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Faith, bureaucracy, and sheep: thoughts on changing one’s mind

In my last post, I decided to postpone my public ululations over the recent elections. As I’ve spent the last week or so in an apparently endless struggle to get the Madroño Ranch bison label approved by the Texas Department … Continue reading

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A holy fool in “the land of the Philistines”

Greeks and Trojans, Christians and Muslims, Jews and Arabs, Serbs and Croats, Tutsis and Hutus—the collision of cultures is rarely, if ever, a pleasant sight. The protracted and bloody war between the Plains Indians, especially the Comanches, and the white … Continue reading

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“Sit. Stay. Stay! I said STAY, dammit!”

Despite the temptation to give myself over to ululations for the natural world in light of the recent midterm elections, I will be brave and strong. In fact, I’ll look to our dogs for clues about how to move ahead … Continue reading

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