Archive for January, 2010

Further kitchen experiments

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Tonight I made jambalaya. I started with some really nice Vermont butter and flour to make a roux. Then I added the holy trinity of onions, bell peppers and celery, followed by tomato paste, diced tomatoes, black pepper, rice, water, and andouille sausage (sorry Cari, it’s not vegetarian) and let it simmer. The verdict? Epic […]

Musings on language

Friday, January 8th, 2010

A friend called me a word geek in a chat today. That prompted the following outburst: Sentience is really cool – once you become self-aware, you’ve got the ability to perceive your environment as distinct from you and something that you can proactively influence and manipulate. But when you add a population with language on […]