"Today I see Jung. He is a chaise lounge on the terrace, listening through the open window to Scholem’s lecture. For a man of seventy-five, he appears in excellent health. From Mme. Corbin I learn some of the rumors that circulate around the great man. Jung has a prodigious appetite and is a great master in culinary matters. Knowing that Mme. Frobe-Kapteyn does not set a very good table, he secretly bought some dainties and treated himself in his room alone at night. But eventually he was found out, and one of his admirers in Ascona sent him yesterday evening, quite surreptitiously, a fried chicken."
Mircea Eliade “Journals”
Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
Bourbon Street and Ursulines Avenue circa 1925. New Orleans organ grinder.
Il #pane che ho sempre desiderato!
Merito del #LievitoMadreLiquido
Via @Cucchiaioit #cucchiaio #lovescucchiaio
Farina di farro bianco
(presso Delights Lab.)
What bread is.
"The key is in the seemingly innocent word “success.”
In modern philanthropic usage, what distinguishes METRICS from mere measurement is that the fancier word gauges success—or, as the mental health writer would have it, “long-term outcomes.” Metrics are contemporary social policy’s equivalent of the Philosopher’s Stone—an elusive but potent medium that transforms the base metal of mere results into the unalloyed gold of “long-term outcomes.” Building houses and treating illnesses are fine, but will they permanently solve the deeper problems? Seek ye the metric that will pierce that mystery.
And be prepared for a long search.
(To be fair to the alchemists who sought the Philosopher’s Stone: They may have been a little confused about the limits of chemistry, but at least they knew for certain what gold was. The same cannot be said for those seeking today’s “long- term outcomes.”) “
you have to find a profession you love.
"I’m here to fix the lasagna" - New Yorker Cartoon by Matthew Diffee (2000)
"The New Yorker is a magazine about New York, really. That’s part of what people like about it, because I think people everywhere used to live here, or wished that they lived here, so we have a responsibility to report what’s going on in New York in a comedic way," - Matthew Diffee