Two and Fifteen Gifts

Where I am, the high tops of conifers are draped underneath a veil of fog just thin enough for a few branches to poke through. The ground is missing the crisp touch of frost, and is instead drenched in a blanket of condensation to be lifted once the day begins. This is not quite the… Continue reading Two and Fifteen Gifts

Layers

It's amazing how an actual attempt in putting your mind to something can make you realize how terrible you are at focusing. I am, by no means, one who is timid in enforcing self control. But at times (blame spring and the fever that comes with it) I just find progress depressingly close to being… Continue reading Layers

Con Fusion

Yes it's January and the skies are a depressing blue hue, but hey, there's still plenty of reason to celebrate. This past weekend I was told by a wise man that the concept of time-management is an oxymoron in itself, and therefore should not be a destination towards which we strive. Yeah, right, right? Right (trust me,… Continue reading Con Fusion

Oh frit…

Yes it's Thanksgiving, yes it's fall. And as I kiss goodbye to the most exciting of all my summers past I leap, boots-scarf-and-all into my first ever eastern fall. Evergreen territory, where I come from is, well, ever green. But now I can literally see the trees change colour as if consumed by autumn's flames. Blame algebra,… Continue reading Oh frit…

Verde

Recent micro events have brought me to a relieving conclusion; that the best things are always the simplest. It's a comforting thought, and simultaneously humbling. Comforting for having the burden lifted from my shoulders to build lavish works of strenuous complexity. Humbling in that all my efforts are as dust next to that which has… Continue reading Verde

Shiozake Fried Rice

British Columbia's coastline - where I live - is abundantly blessed by a multitude of seafood species that, anywhere else on planet Earth, would cost a fortune. Though I am no fisherman, I thank God for putting candy-cane-legged spot prawns, cream-fleshed oysters, and defensive dungenesses on my table. I quite friendly towards cows, boars, and… Continue reading Shiozake Fried Rice