Wednesday, December 21


just when you thought this year couldn't get any blacker-
here we go...
none more black, man.
today is the day.
the big action. the main event. the cyclical, seasonal sum of all life,
and death,
is all really happening right now.
it's the mutha-'ucking solstice-
the diagonal axis tilt that takes us farthest away from the sun's warmth.
for those of us living in the northern hemisphere,
it is officially winter now.
for us far-northern northerners, that's just a formality,
applicable in name only,
as it's been an arctic windy, snowy, winter for a month already.
but today,
there're also the fewest bright spots, for the shortest amount of time-
it's like the earth's orbit is doing it's best impression of being me.
the leonard cohen farewell album title track
is all i even want to listen to right now-
don't you hang out with m'man?
you might be effin' up with that, neighbors-
the music is so choice.
it IS academic at it's least,
and genius at best,
so it's kinda for smart people, i guess.
...and enjoyed by a few dumb art school girls, too.
oh, okay-
you want it darker,
and that's how today is designed to play out.
coconut cookies?
don't mind if i do.
i always want cookies.
to the point where it's truly problematic.
no, i'm serious.
how many cookies do i really need to eat?
yeah, that's correct.
and that's just the thing, kiddo-
i can make more, so i can eat more, and i DO do that freaky sh!t.
five dozen coconut chocolate chip jauns?
i had to give some away.
they were too damned addictive.
check the teleport:

thickening more rapidly than i could stripe the tops of my treats,
subject to the severe chill of the Folk Life & Liberty Fortress.
i'll live,barely, and they do still taste great,
but i sure get frustrated when easy sh!t isn't easy, just sh!t.
here's how you too can make these circles of expertism:
preheat the oven to 375F.
in a medium bowl, cream together:
1 cup light brown sugar;
1/2 tsp salt;
1 tsp vanilla;
1 stick vegan butts;
4 T unrefined coconut oil;
1+ cup medium flake unsweetened coconut
when that's sufficiently smashed up to become a wet mess,
add 3/4 cup applesauce,
stir it up, so it's even blarpitier,
and add:
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powpow
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 pkg mini vegan choco-chips
i used a little scoop to make tablespoonish-sized blops,
which i rolled and pressed flat,
before i baked 'em.
they only needed 12 minutes of lovin',
and they came out all nicey-nice....
until i kind of jacked 'em up with that melted choco-drizz.
womp womp.
the edges are crisp, the centers are soft,
the coconut is not overpowering, but it's presence is strong.
the coconut oil/butts combo made 'em especially expert, man.
i'll be doing that more often for sure.
happy winter, or summer, as the season finds you.
tomorrow is bound to be a bit lighter,
in practical illumination, if not in spirit.
i'll be driving to very most favorite spot in the world.
hamden, connecticut, usa.
where i'm from, and where i'm at,
will both be the same thing tomorrow.
they say you can't go home again.
there's nothing that says you can't go visit where you used to live.
i'll be there, celebrating a few belated, and one current, berfy day,
and of course,
the crimbo family fun festival is sure to bring a storm of holiday hottness,
with liberal applications of happy hearts and hydrogen bombs, to me and mine.
this is it,
and today is the day,
it's darker, and colder,
but NOT shorter.
we still get 24 full hours.
there's just less contained within them;
never quiet never soft

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