Hawkers Asian Street Fare in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Great food, and a postcard, too!


Cups of Tea

“For his part, the Count had opted for the life of the purposefully unrushed. Not only was he disinclined to race toward some appointed hour–disdaining even to wear a watch–he took the greatest satisfaction when assuring a friend that a worldly matter could wait in favor of a leisurely lunch or a stroll along the embankment. After all, did not wine improve with age? Was it not the passage of years that gave a piece of furniture its delightful patina? When all was said and done, the endeavors that most modern men saw as urgent (such as appointments with bankers and the catching of trains), probably could have waited, while those they deemed frivolous (such as cups of tea and friendly chats) had deserved their immediate attention.”

— From A Gentleman in Moscow (2016) by Amor Towles


“Thirteen hundred local and out-of-town Eagles gathered yesterday at Mountain Lake to partake of the sixth annual venison barbecue of the Gloversville aerie. 2,300 pounds of solid venison were consumed, or nearly two pounds to a man besides vast quantities of other goodies. It was stated by those who have attended the previous affairs of the kind that yesterday’s far surpassed them all, and was a huge, grand, ecstatic, overwhelming success.”

— News account found on the back of a clipped obituary tucked inside a book I bought at the Skaneateles Library book sale.