Happiness

There is a good life. The good news is that you can live that good life. The good life is the happy life. To live this good life, be happy! A truly happy man is a good man. The face of a truly happy man seldom lacks smiles. ~Ogwo David Emenike, Happiness Recipe: Eat and…

Krishna’s Dilemma

Karna and Arjuna, the battle between two half brothers is a focal point in the Kurukshtra war. Both were master archers. Karna was the son of Surya (Sun God) and Arjuna was the son of Indra (Rain God). There were many instances when they both faced similar circumstances. Both competed for Draupadi’s hand. Both also…

Time To Feast

It’s a wonderful time when you sit down around the table for dinner and discuss life. No matter where you are, it gives the semblance of normalcy to my crazy world. ~Melina Kanakaredes  

The Spread is Laid

Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself. ~Anthony Bourdain Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we…

What’s Your Poison?

Tea makes everything better. ~Bindi Irwin Never trust anyone who doesn’t drink coffee. ~AJ Lee People have got to learn: if they don’t have cookies in the cookie jar, they can’t eat cookies. ~Suze Orman Give me liberty or a bran muffin! ~Colin Mochrie “Un croissant, s’il vous plaît.” (French, one croissant, please) Too few…

Candle in The Wind

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. ~Buddha There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton

Be Gentle

Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every…

Cellar Time

What’s important in a cellar is having wines that have a broad range of drinkability, which California Cabernet does. Wines with a broad range of drinkability give you a lot of flexibility; they are the sort of wines that make me feel secure. I think of my wine cellar as security – if the apocalypse…

Retrograde

In grammar, the word retrograde means ‘moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction’ or ‘going from better to worse’. In terms of technology, there is no fun in being regressive. Then why do we reminisce fondly with these silly, outdated things of  yesteryears? Because we tend to…

Dinner Date

Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table. ~William Powell