Posts by: il Padrone

THE UNSPENT DOLLAR

Another dusted off essay that relates to the notion that money does a person no good unless you spend it.  I note for the benefit of those who would politicize my effort, that my reference is to a person and…

THE NANNY WARS REVISITED

So the Nanny Mayor is still at it in the war against sugar, aided now by a collection of health officials who wish to expand the proposed ban on super-sized Slurpees to include milk based drinks and movie theater popcorn…

ATOM AND EVE

So, one day, while puttering about my back yard, I inhale this oxygen atom, which, I come to learn, years ago, was part of a steak eaten by Albert Einstein, then metabolized into a part of his brain, and remained…

ADOPT THIS!

I begin my posting by noting Mo’s physical shudder at the very notion that I post on this topic at all; followed by an earnest request that if I must, that I do so in the full blown Socratic method,…

Can il Padrone Cook? You Betcha!

In case you were wondering, there is a Padrona of casa Bonfiglio, Mo, but unlike il Padrone, she doesn’t put on any Sicilian airs. After a week of subtle hints, gentle prods, overt suggestions, and, finally, a smack upside my…

7000 Doppelgängers

David McCullough Jr., an English teacher at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts, braving persecution by the “politically correct” and the “everybody is a winner” factions of contemporary society, told the 2012 graduating Class, “You are not special. You are not…

THE SEASONING CHRONICLES, June 6, 2012

Well, now that the literary voice part of my earlier assertion has been addressed (hopefully to your satisfaction) let’s see if I know anything about cooking. Those of you who know me likely also know one of my amusements is…

SO WHERE’S ALL THE COOKING STUFF?

In the “About Us” section of this web-site, I alleged you could look forward to some recipes and commentary on my hobby of cooking…but so far I’ve been indulging all my other interests and spewing prose as if I were…

DISTINCTIVE VOICES

All rumors to the contrary notwithstanding, I was actually born after the invention of radio and television — but not that much after. Hardly the point, which is, since their invention, and mass distribution, we have added to our human…