Milquetoast: A timid, meek, or unassertive person; Wishy-washy.
Panoptic: being or presenting a comprehensive or panoramic view (derived from the Greek panoptés, meaning “all seeing”)
How cool is that? The word is somewhat fluid. It rolls off the tongue (panoptic…panoptic…). You can also imagine it spoken in a deep voice, perhaps by James Earl Jones. (“Luke, I am your father. And the universe is panoptic.”)
June 20, 2020
I must admit my brain’s translation feature no longer works, ever since it equated “Covid-19 Quarantine” to “Eat Like You’re In College, Jacqui.” Cookies, ice cream, croissants, snack sized candy, and the lovely spirits; my food choices have morphed into meals I don’t recognize until they show up on the scale. To begin to counter this, I cooked a wonderful recipe from Liz Moody’s cookbook Healthier Together, also presented online by Skinnytaste.com. Green Detox Soup With Toasted Hemp Gremolata.(more…)
June 20, 2020
Dinner last night was another recipe from Michelle Tam on the Nom Nom Paleo site, this one called Tandori Shrimp. It was as easy and yummy as advertised.(more…)
– the realization each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
How cool is that? Haven’t heard about Sonder before? The noun seems to have been invented by John Koenig and was planned to be described in his upcoming book, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. (more…)
Pureed Broccoli Soup… Thanks to Covid, I’m starting to enjoy cooking at home again. Last night, I tried Pureed Broccoli Soup from Eating Well, a healthier version of this standard (yum). I thought I’d share the recipe with my friends. Note: I doubled the parsley and I always add a dash of lemon juice to […]
Halibut Cheeks… It only took a global pandemic to get me to stop eating out all the time. Now I’m on the hunt for fast and easy dinners. Last night, I found Roasted Halibut Cheeks w/Lemon Butter. Yum. Thought I’d share with my friends. This recipe was posted by Eric Akis at the Times Colonist […]
This week, I’m obsessing about, “Kakistocracy,” thanks to a suggestion from Amy Forsberg in early August. It’s not an easy word to twist in fun, or even to say just once (I had to practice), but considering the 2016 presidential race, it’s timely. What does it mean? Let’s see: – Government by the worst persons; a form of […]
This week, I’m obsessing about, “Moil,” thanks to a suggestion from Chris St. Clair. Here are some of the many definitions: – To work hard : drudge – To whirl or churn ceaselessly; twist; eddy. – Glassmaking. a superfluous piece of glass formed during blowing and removed in the finishing operation. – Origin 1350 – 1400 It’s actually a […]