The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

You’d be foolish not to pick up this book. Sherman Alexie gives us protagonist Arnold (Junior) Spirit, a self-confessed part-time Indian who lives on the Wellpinit reservation and whose life is complicated by poverty, alcoholism, cultural and ethnic divisions, and death. His physical exterior, thwart with endless geekiness, is a mirror to the lack of …

Where’d You Go?

So, there is something deep within me that absolutely adores Epistolary novels. I just think that they take ingenuity and creativity, and there’s something about reading them that just give so much more depth. Perhaps it’s the multi-perspective approach that many seem to have, or the easy breaks in format. The only one I have …

Honey Brussel Sprouts- quick style

Brussel Sprouts washed Brussel sprouts- ends off, pealed and halved Put foil on a baking tray and place sprouts on the tray The add these: You’ll need enough of your seasonings to coat the sprouts liberally Bake until browned and crispy Enjoy!

Boardwalk Summer

From the depths of my living room bookshelf at this grand time of social distancing, comes this dreamy novel written by Meredith Jaeger and published waaayyyy back in the year 2018. You know... when there wasn't a Corona Virus. Anyhow, in this clever story, Jaeger takes us to California, more specifically the Santa Cruz Beach …

“Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That” – No Fuss Potato Wedges

You’re minding your own business social distancing and whatnot but then the family comes out of the woodworks with the tell-tale sign of discontentment (the tell-tale sign being the ever famous phrase: “I’m hungry”). So, being the busy wine-drinking person that you are, you want to bake some easy-to-make potato wedges that’ll get everyone off …

Vegan chocolate

My mother, who is the connoisseur of finding raw food and vegan recipes, sent me one for vegan chocolate. Vegan chocolate? Is there even such a thing as- Yup. But can you make vegan chocolate without- Yup. Here’s the basic recipe- You’ll need: * 1/4 cup of coconut oil melted * 1/4 cup of cocoa …

This is Water

So a few years back I was pointed to a very well renowned essay by American author, David Foster Wallace, titled ‘This is Water.’ If you happen to be interested, a full transcript and video is here. Anyhow, Foster Wallace speaks eloquently about direction of thought in daily life. Specifically, the random thoughts that emerge …