My view is nearly always the same when I catch my breath and lean back in the chair. I have a calendar from Cafe Pasqual’s in Santa Fe — dated back to 2009 — that is of a pajarera (birdhouse). I like those calendars from Pasqual’s. I have a calendar underneath this calendar that is from 2008, entitled “Mi Moscata,” showing a boy with a pet squirrel. Yes, I know, that’s three-years ago and I still have it on the wall. Further, I have Sage to Meadow blog up on the computer, Dr. Pepper on the desk and behind the Dr. Pepper is a small green box of mild Tabasco sauce — bottle in the box, of course. I have the red Tabasco there, too, but you can’t see it. I eat lunch in my office, hence, the condiments.
It is not all boots on the desk, however, for I presented Madison’s influence at the Constitutional Convention to a U.S. History class, and in World Civilization I took the class through the Greek philosophers with a particular aside to the cynic, Diogenes of Sinope: “Alexander, stand out of the way, you are blocking the sun!” Diogenes could get away with that.
Back when I was growing up, my parents would get a feed store calendar that would have the times of the sun rising and setting and the phases of the moon on each day. They would use a clothes pin to attach receipts to the calendar until the end of the month when the receipts would be taken down and filed away. I think some of those calendars had pockets in which you could store receipts. Maybe not.
At Cafe Pasqual’s in Santa Fe I really like the smoked trout breakfast dish. What is it called?
SMOKED TROUT HASH
A Golden Gruyère Potato Cake with Two Poached Eggs, a Scatter of Smoked Trout and Tomatillo Salsa 16
Ah, that’s it.