Archive for the 'nature' Category

Mâche: eat well, lose weight, save the planet

Monday, July 5th, 2010 No Commented
Categorized Under: nature

mâche rosette… Mâche is unique among salad greens: it’s the only one I’ve found that I actually like. With a sweet, nutty flavor, mâche looks like arugula but lacks the bitter aftertaste. And mâche grows in cute little rosettes (clusters of little green leaves). Also called ‘lamb’s lettuce’ (“which may be a reference to the [...]

From Brokeback Mountain to Walden Pond: Thoreau & the Authentic Life

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, LGBT, nature, spirituality

Henry David Thoreau might well have been thinking of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist when he wrote that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” While Thoreau’s “Walden” long predates Annie Proulx’s “Brokeback Mountain” short story and the Ang Lee film based on it, the transcendentalist philosopher’s magnum opus remains as relevant [...]

25 things about me

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 4 Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, LGBT, music, nature, New York City, opera, Politics, Religion, spirituality, theater

One of my favorite places on earth: Frying Pan Creek in Mt. Rainier National Park… Awhile back, a friend of mine suggested I do ’25 Things’ on Facebook, but I was a little reluctant to do that application on Facebook (too much like a chain letter), so I’m doing it my own way, here on [...]

Ken Burns & Me: Mount Rainier & the National Parks

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, nature, queer API

Mt. Rainier When I first heard about “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” — the new documentary by Ken Burns that is airing this week on PBS — I must admit I was skeptical, wondering if Burns could do for our national parks what he did for the Civil War. Oh, me of little faith~! [...]