Brand_New_World vacation

Eliza goes to Washington

Well, in a reversal of the normal around our house, Betsy is out of town for the weekend. She went to DC to visit friends, and is having a great time.

Doesn’t keep me from worrying about her and Eliza, though. I like to think of it as Eliza’s first trip to the big city….

Digital Culture

Eating my way through Vegas

The highlight of our trip to Vegas was, without doubt, the food. Living in Sewanee and being foodies, we don’t often get to have really great food. In Vegas, we had Really. Great. Food.

Case in point:


Betsy and I had Saturday brunch at Bouchon, the Thomas Keller property in Las Vegas. Keller is the chef behind the French Laundry, and is widely regarded as perhaps the best chef in the US. We were not disappointed. (for details on French Laundry, check out the food porn from Justin)

The meal included my Steak and Eggs, both perfectly prepared…simple, and lovely. But it paled in comparison to Betsy’s Croque Madame…an amazing amalgam of brioche, salted ham, cheese, egg, and a sauce that was pure decadence. But the absolute top of the meal was, believe it or not…pommes frites. Yep, french fries…but the most perfect, tasty, crispy yet soft, absolutely perfect fries ever. No joke….these were perfection written in potato.

After the meal, we chose a pastry sampler that included maybe the finest single pastry ever…a pain chocolat that was by turns crunchy and flaky, with a custard and chocolate filling, toasted almonds, powdered sugar, chocolate sauce. Absolutely over the top, and a wonder in flour and sweet.



Dale Hollow

Today I’m off to Dale Hollow Lake with the family for a little vacation. We were there in 2003, and it was a ton of fun and very relaxing. I’m hoping for more of the same! More on the website redesign, templating, and such to come.

Master's Paper Personal

Master’s Paper update

  • 31 pages
  • writing the conclusion
  • found lots of damning evidence on the ALA website about their copyright policies
  • pretty happy with the way its going
  • just like in 28 days later, the end is very fucking nigh