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4th

4th of July

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A dove is nesting our avocado tree, inches from the dinner table on the deck.  To judge from our conversation, it may as well be Kate Middleton.

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And as the eggs prepared to hatch, casual fare (mixed grill) and neon claws for the 237th birthday.

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I tried a hack of the excellent chocolate dessert at Greens and Vines, by combining equal parts coconut butter and cacao powder with a little sugar (they use agave) and chilling in a springform pan.  Fudgelike, featherlight and delicious– and such an antimatter-dense concentration of calories and dollars that NASA rang while we were finishing dessert.

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Snapshots from the new year. A schoolyard hen.

Backyard carpeted with avocado petals after February’s high winds.

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Gao in homeroom. Running a knife through the quivering cake– still warm– made me realize I have not dealt with this stuff since New Haven.  The cold metal PO boxes; the Scotch tape; the careful penmanship from a great-aunt’s hand; the leathery puck.  Nian-nian-gao-sheng: to raise oneself up each year.

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30-ish candles and a 1983 Napa, sentiment atop sediment.  (That’s the glass!)

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And now the kapu season.  Squidless and sober until I return from Hilo.

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