First Time with Fresh Pasta

Now, I should probably have looked up something about cooking fresh pasta. But who needs directions? Especially when you will eat anything (well, anything vegetarian). My meal was really good, but apparently you are still supposed to boil the pasta, even though it is fresh. I think my method is better, at least until IContinue reading “First Time with Fresh Pasta”

HDI and GDI: What is Human?

Measuring development is difficult (it’s complicated, as my Comparative Development class likes to say). There are so many moving parts and ways to view and define development, that any one measurement or set of measurements is sure to miss the whole story. But measure things we do, in order to track progress, compare countries, andContinue reading “HDI and GDI: What is Human?”

i don’t deserve magic powers

If I were a magical person (by Harry Potter standards), I would use my powers to accomplish the mundane tasks in my life. I realized this while doing laundry today. Houses would be cleaned, rooms kept tidy, laundry done, etc., without me having to put my brain and my time to work. I could accomplishContinue reading “i don’t deserve magic powers”

dear grilled halloumi, thank you

last night, after a day of not being in the sun (yay, documentary project), i arrive home incredibly hungry. i was able to get to the farmer’s market in union square (ramps are in, in case anyone wants to know). i bought white onions, garlic, oyster mushrooms, dinosaur kale, and halloumi!

congrats, houston!

congrats, houston! let me tell you, it is getting easier to tell people that i am from texas (without having to explain that i am one of the ones who left). congrats to houston! i am really heartened too to see gender identity included in this order, because too often the mainstream community leadership hasContinue reading “congrats, houston!”