I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allen Poe
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.
- H. L. Mencken
Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so
What I have been telling you, from alpha to omega, what is the one great thing the sigil taught me — that everything in life is miraculous. For the sigil taught me that it rests within the power of each of us to awaken at will from a dragging nightmare of life made up of unimportant tasks and tedious useless little habits, to see life as it really is, and to rejoice in its exquisite wonderfulness. If the sigil were proved to be the top of a tomato-can, it would not alter that big fact, nor my fixed faith. No Harrowby, the common names we call things by do not matter — except to show how very dull we are ...
-James Branch Cabell
April 06, 2016 - 4:41 p.m.
When I was almost finished with Wise Madness my computer crashed and I had to do a hard reboot. Somehow or other Word did not do autobackup or it was lost in the process. So now I have to start from scratch. I am going to eschew much of what I wrote and get to the gist. I love writing about food and cooking. Raise your hand if you know what my favorite meal is? That's right My Gentle Readers, it's breakfast. I am not a bowl of cereal for breakfast person. Breakfast is a hot meal. I make a substantial breakfast every day when possible. I probably make omelets more than any of My Gentle Readers, at least once a week, often twice. Some of what I make it a bit unusual, peanut-butter omelets for instance. When I'm cooking I often think about opening a restaurant that just serves breakfast all day long. I'm toying with the name Breakfasteria. I like the sound but I don't want it to served cafeteria style. I picture a room with lots of wood and bare wood tables. The feeling should be rustic even though my new ideal location for it is the theater district. After an evening of theater people will go there for a late breakfast. Post-evening plans breakfast is the best of all meal. It's where the cast and creative team for show openers will wait for the reviews over pancakes. A spoonful of maple syrup helps the bad reviews go down. One benefit of the crash. I remembered a vital menu item I forgot earlier. The idea is to serve my original breakfast ideas alone with traditional breakfasts from many traditions. I'm not familiar with most of them. What do Jamaicans eat for breakfast? I think it's fish but I'm not sure and I live in a Caribbean neighborhood. So in addition to what I'm listing there will be dim sum and things I haven't heard of yet. You can help me with that. What's a breakfast tradition I don't know that's people who never had it will still enjoy. I guess I need to add breakfast tacos to the mix. Now for the menu.
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Want to eat there? Want to invest in it? Have any suggestions? What have I missed. One thing I know I want is a vegan section. What's a good vegan breakfast? I'd love to hear about how people around the world that eat well eat breakfast. What do Italians eat? How about Indians? Thai? What has blown your socks off?
I of course wrote this after breakfast because of the computer crash. I had sausageeggandcheese on an English muffin.
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