Because everything is better with dragonflies…

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Tea today:Stash’s wonderful Mangosteen Green with half a lemon in it. Teacup today: dragonfly bowl. Look at the color of this stuff. It’s jut beautiful. Taste is tart and fruity, a tiny bit astringent. Yum. Sun is coming out. We lost a lilac and some gutter: we got off easy, considering what’s going on just [...]

Not exactly a Friday Night Cocktail: The Long Island Express

Monday, October 29th, 2012

This is a Hurricane variant, Yankee-style. In honor of the Frankenstorm, I decided that a cocktail was in order–and the cocktail in question was an obvious choice. I didn’t have any pineapple juice–and I wasn’t about to go out in this to get some. Leaves are slapping the windows like angry hands; the trees are [...]

Overture to a Frankenstorm…

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It’d be a perfect gray, blowy day if we didn’t know what was coming. It’s actually quite beautiful out, if a bit windy and misting rain. I did not run this morning; Wednesday I hope to resume regular training. Today and tomorrow will be yoga days, and my body will probably be the better for [...]

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Well, I remember back in the dim mists of 2005, when Hammered was published, at least one reader informed me loftily that it seemed extremely unlikely that we’d see an R-hurricane in October. Of course, even when the book was published, it had already happened several times… and now, a mere seven years later, October [...]