Friday, November 29, 2013

Vanishing pies...

Old fashion apple, sweet potato coconut and blackberry crumble. Which one is your Thanksgiving favorite?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Daily Moments with Biela

In dog years, she comes in at 63 years, but how can she still look like a pup? Mz Biela doesn't seem to age. When asked to fork over the secret to the fountain of youth - she wags her tail, jumps in circles and promptly takes her beauty nap...

Monday, November 04, 2013

Leaving the Village - Ví dầu cầu ván đông đinh

Vietnamese Folk Poem, Ca Dao
Translated by John Balaban

Ví dầu cầu ván đông đinh,
Cầu tre lắc lẻo gập ghình khó đi.
Khó đi, khó đẩy, về rẫy ăn cồng;
Về sông ăn cá, về giồng ăn dưa.

Even when cross planks are nailed down,
bamboo bridges are shaky, unsound. Hard going.
Hard going, so push on home to tidal flats to catch crab,
to river for fish, to our sandy patch for melons.


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