What is a fool to you?
The word carries different meanings to different people, and how you perceive it will determine what steps you take to avoid being one.
- An idiot who makes stupid decisions.
- Someone who runs his mouth about absolutely nothing.
- The one who says in his heart that there is no God.
- A person who disagrees, intelligently or not, with an opinion you hold strongly.
- A medieval jester. (Definitely don’t be that guy.)
Confession: I’m unbelievably forgetful. While I’m fixing dinner, I forget there’s still laundry in the dryer. My students know that if I don’t write assignments down, I won’t remember what I’ve instructed them to do (and they’re off the hook). I have driven straight past exits because I’m lost in thought or listening too intently to Nat King Cole (“so straighten up and fly right!”). Continue reading
I love cooking. It’s a very practical science, it’s a creative game, and, well, there’s food involved.
And for the most part, I’m a fairly competent “kitcheneer”, thanks to my skilled mother. I can make you forget you’ve had chicken three times this week, or that you’ve just eaten your fifth cookie in a haze of carb-induced euphoria. I can wield knives and gadgets and raw food with confidence. I can cook on a budget and for people with completely opposite dietary needs. I know what I’m doing.
But in the last three months or so, I’ve suddenly Continue reading