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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Why not?
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Jail and crawly things. Crawly things in jail--I'd probably go stark raving mad.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Hmmm...Maybe Cleopatra--except for that suicide by snake thing. Glad there's no "why" part to this one.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. It's a tossup between Gargantua and Pantagruel & Garp--I like my heroes flawed and funny.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. I'm a language geek and it really gets to me when people (especially those who are supposed to know better-like newscasters) misuse "bring" and "take" and "less" and "fewer." Petty but I can't help it.
December 05, 2008Kitchen Confession
It feels a little odd and may even seem a bit disingenuous to write an essay about how much I love to cook as I sit here munching on my dinner--the fourth turkey sandwich in as many days. So let me be clear—while I most often do not prepare real meals for myself, I love to cook—when I have an audience.
I haven’t actually thought of preparing a meal as a live performance before this very moment but for me, that’s essentially what it is. Not FoodTV performance—which is really a demonstration— for me it... see more