We opted for a round of appetizers: the pecan smoked burrata ($9), the meatball in purgatory ($9), gnocchi and cheese ($9) and a bowl of Italian wedding soup ($8). The burrata arrived first. What should have been a runny, smokey blob of Italian buffalo milk cheese atop a salad of kale and pistachios with bread was in fact a stark white blob of sickly sweet cheese (that definitely was not burrata) over a quickly blended mash of kale and pistachios, no bread in sight.
Consequently looked down upon by several of his white classmates, Elvis must have also been regarded as an intruder within the local black community, yet he was drawn like a magnet to the music that he heard on the streets, around the churches, and coming out of the clubs and bars. It was earthy, it was wild, and above all, it was exciting, reflecting the participants’ colorful clothes, manner of speech, and in certain cases, mode of behavior. For a poor boy with limited communication skills but expansive dreams and an open mind, it must have been an exhilarating experience..
It is the first day of the Minnesota State Fair, so clearly the end of summer is in sight. Fall semester classes begin Monday. That means that this week faculty have been busy putting the final touches on course syllabi, preparing to meet new students, arranging calendars to accommodate a full slate of meetings and other obligations, and attending faculty retreat.
Remember to wear the sunscreen. Plus, the dew point has made a dramatic improvement. It cooled from the lower 70 yesterday to the mid 50 this afternoon. And whereas the title should at least provide a little spice for the eyes, the question form serves only to confuse the reader. Thumbs down. Usually I revert to classic English rules and use when referring to a person whose gender is unknown.
George Bernard Shaw once commented, “democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few”: meaning it is us the many who are incompetent who have elected the corrupt few. It seems to me that we have proven Bernard Shaw’s broadside on democracy. Without doubt, we, the incompetent electors rely on securing patronage we receive in exchange for our votes, and our elected the corrupt few strengthen their political careers by fortifying the patronage extended to their constituents.
Known for their sleekly tailored bathing shorts that are hemmed a a good, healthy distance above the knee, the brand has earned a faithful following by finding an alternative beach somewhere between the unflattering aforementioned surfing shorts and the skimpy racing or square cut suit. Their bathing suits are so well made that they come with a 5 year guarantee. As the swimming shorts taken off, the label has expanded into a full sportswear line but always with a beachy, resort style attitude.