“There’s no straight lines make up my life; And all my roads have bends;
There’s no clear-cut beginnings; And so far no dead-ends.” Circle (Harry Chapin)
This lyric has permeated my mind for the past year. The way people and things from my past keep reoccurring in my life. Since I have had the last 12 months to analyze myself and the world, I have come to the conclusion that I’m happy. Things haven’t gone as planned. But whose do. You’re dealt cards that you have to try and make sense of. You plan your hand, and then someone pulls from the bottom of the deck. It’s not your fault how your hand plays out. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But the point is to stay at the table and handle your cards as best you can.
I started #TheArtisanalGrill as an outlet for my cooking and my thoughts. Its growth has been organic. Simple quotes, alternative methods of cooking conventional meals, and twists on life and the world.
So now comes the next step; Last night I met with one of my high school English teachers. Neil is the Editor of The Bluffs Advocate, a local community newspaper in south east Toronto. We’ve had discussions over the past month regarding me contributing a BBQ piece for the summer edition. Exciting, yes, scary, yes, fun, absolutely!
The images below are from the Official Launch Party they held @DoraKeogh last night. Music, beer, and laughs filled the popular Irish pub.
Back to talking about food!
Tonight; Meatloaf on the BGE
Be well and eat well