Tuesday, August 31, 2010


For TP...

Our friendship defined
By a series of firsts
Not second at all
In fact the obverse

The first founding member
Of the L-G-M-H-A
And among the first Fish
Whom on dry land flopped and flayed

You made your first million
You were first to be wed
You were first with four kids
The first to homestead

Your collection of firsts
Are all pretty nifty
But the one least begrudged:
You're (almost) first to hit 50.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Garden Poem

Tomatoes are green
Blackberries too.
A bad season for gardening
This much is true.

But the sunflowers bloomed
most but not all.
And the hops made a comeback
For the beer brewed in fall.

The basil did well
and we're seeing more bees
The sage, thyme and rhubarb
They thrive like zombies.

Monday, August 2, 2010

No Weapons

No weapons. Still some sanity in our National Parks. For now, anyway.
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Indian food, hecho de mano. Featuring peas pullao, raita, baingan barta, and aloo gobi. We make our own garam masala. Lots of influence from the cookbooks of Madhur Jaffrey.

Not bad for a Chicano / Asian-American couple, eh?
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