The Wednesday Curator – 7/2/14

July 2, 2014

I posted last night, completely forgetting the fact that it was Tuesday, which meant I should have been working on The Wednesday Curator. Here goes:

You may have heard the one about President Obama exceeding his Constitutional authority 9X, 6X, 13X, etc. That Obama, just a lawless you-know-what! Well,, a project of the Tampa Bay Times, go to the bottom of it here. The answer? FALSE!

Here’s something really depressing:  The New Red State Fad:  Spending Big Bucks to Pollute More? “Yah, I got my truck, I got my rollin’ coal, and life is good.” Rollin’ coal? The piece is short, and worth a quick look, but for those in a hurry, these people get their trucks outfitted with a coal burning smokestack, for the sole purpose of blowing smoke at drivers who piss them off, which often includes people who offend them by driving hybrid vehicles!

It’s the marriage season, right. (Just check the wedding announcements in the Times on Sunday. Scads of them about now.) Here’s a piece by Emily Esfahani Smith from The Atlantic on June 12, Masters of Love. The pitch? Kindness, mostly!

And in furtherance of the way in which we live our lives, here’s I Do Not Fear Death by Roger Ebert. Really a beautiful piece, by a man we sorely miss!

Finally, here is Ruhlman:  Translating the Chef’s Craft for Every Kitchen, Michael Ruhlman’s website. Michael Ruhlman is a writer who helps top-drawer chefs write their cookbooks. He’s a co-author with Thomas Keller of The French Laundry, Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, and Michael Symon, as well as several cookbooks written alone, and books on other subjects. Mr. Ruhlman is an excellent writer whose site I’m glad I found.

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