Gimbling in the Wabe – Persistence

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On summer nights – well, on many nights, really – I end the day out on my front porch, in the dark, relaxing on a wrought iron glider while my dog sniffs around in the yard one more time before we both retire for the night.  I like letting the quiet of the city sink [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Sometimes It Snows in April

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Since my plans for an original Gimbling in the Wabe went a bit off the rails this week, I’m taking advantage of this morning’s snow to dust off a former offering.  Even though today’s snow was nothing even remotely like what came down in 2013 (when this essay was first published), it nevertheless was honest to goodness snow, and this [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Winter and Reading

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The bulk of this Gimbling in the Wabe came from one I had posted three years ago; it’s also, I think, my favorite “winter” installment of this feature.  So, since I’m running short of time and inspiration this week, I thought I would run it again, albeit with a bit of adjustment from the original.  [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Dogs and Rainy Days and Eponymous Adjectives

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It was a rainy day at the dog park today, and not many people (or canines) were romping around the soggy grounds.  A few stalwarts, though, of course. When the Mighty Belle and I walked in, the rain had just stopped, even though the clouds overhead were still dark and ominous.  The air was oppressively [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Those Perfect Moments

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Please indulge me if I repost a Gimbling in Wabe from back in 2012, but today is so beautiful, and the sunshine and birdsong are beckoning me to the porch, and life is so short… sitting down to write is simply impossible today.  But this one is pretty good, I think! ~ * ~ * [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A “Wild” Week in the City

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It’s been a pretty “wild” week in the city. No, I’m not talking about civil unrest, political wrangling, professional sporting adulation, haute cultural stimulation or jaded, cynical urban ennui. I’m talking critters. Earlier this week, a bald eagle flew into the dog park that the Mighty Belle and I frequent during the week, and roosted [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Curling Up With a Good Book, Redoux

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This is a reworking of a Gimbling in the Wabe I wrote in back in 2013, but it felt especially relevant today as the temperature here took a nose dive.  The Mighty Belle and I still made it out to the Lake of the Isles, though!  I hope you’ll allow me a bit of indulgence [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Something New Every Second

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The other day I was reading Michael Gibney’s Sous Chef:  24 Hours on the Line, an engaging look at a day in the trenches of a fine dining restaurant in New York, and I came across this passage: Cooking is an exercise in kinetic awareness, economy of movement, mastery of the senses.  You can smell [….]