Monthly Archives: April 2020

Tilapia and Two from Franken

“The best thing we can do is go on with our daily routine” is a quote from Nurse Ratched from the theatrical play and then the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  This is Day 40 as I write … Continue reading

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Gamberi con Carciofi and Chardonnay

“If any form of pleasure is exhibited, report to me and it will be prohibited! I’ll put my foot down, so shall it be… this is the land of the free! The last man nearly ruined this place he didn’t … Continue reading

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Chili and Rioja

 Major Clipton: “Are they both mad? Or am I going mad? Or is it the sun?  Another day in someone’s version of utopia and we are making the most of it.  I have been in a funk, but I think … Continue reading

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Piqueras and Piccata

“Von Luger: Are all American officers so ill-mannered? Hilts: Yeah, about 99% Von Luger: Then perhaps while you are with us you will have a chance to learn some.  Ten days isolation, Hilts. Hilts: CAPTAIN Hilts. Von Luger: Twenty days. … Continue reading

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A Night of Shrimp Cocktail

“From this day on, the official language of San Marcos will be Swedish. Silence! In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check. … Continue reading

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Thank God for a Cellar

“Papillon made it to freedom. He lived out the rest of his natural born life. The Penal Colony did not.” As the days dwindle away, I almost feel like I should be making hash-marks on the wall.  We are making … Continue reading

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A Dish for All Nationalities

“These walls are funny. First you hate ’em, then you get used to ’em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That’s institutionalized.”  Maybe, a week went by and were deciding on other dishes to make.  I … Continue reading

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