Home Economics (Domicile
My preference is to keep the public public and the private
private, keep the profesional professional and the personal
personal--never should these domains intercede.
But as we all know, we need metaphors to make, for better
or for worse, the understanding of life more substantive,
in a palpable kind of way. (How did marriage vows get involved???
Did someone say dowry??? Family values???) Hence, the domains
intercede, interfere--interact involvingly.
Either making a living to have a life or having a life
to earn a living--that's home economics: public/private,
personal/professional. Let's not spin in politics; just
don't take rivalry for granted.
The three foodstuff listings are meals that produce swell
left-overs: substantive palpability.
I first learned about the history of cassoulet from a first-person
story I found in a magazine. I've eaten this exquisite slop
at an upscale Café prior to this knowledge. This
is my version.
Gumbo!! Gumbo!!! I don't know if the ingredients
itemized qualify as a proper "gumbo," but why
the heck not?
The Chum--this is an original. Inspiration came
from the several shark documentaries I've seen when growing
up; then there is that scene in that cartoon story about
a little clown fish with a gimpy fin--the tipping point.
I've served this chum to people. I've seen what happened.
Be forewarned. Don't eat chum in public. And watch your
Tell you what, nothing more satisfying than a frenzied
feed--that tastes good and that's healthy for you; that
lets you feel a little roly-poly, too!!!