Weekend Picks

Kentucky Derby. McCraken – Win. Always Dreaming- Place. Gunnevera – Show. En France. Macron and his beautiful 64-year old wife best Marine’s poison Le Pen. Finish. The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith. Definitely not. Adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale with Elizabeth Moss. Yes to Veal Piccata with Cavatelli.

Route 66

A sixties television show. An old blogger. An interstate highway. A long and winding road. Leads me back to NYC. And a new/used mAdBen iPhone 6. At least it works. So do I after all these years. Mostly. Dr. Husband preparing a fine dinner. Black Cod. Yum! Happy day.

TTSD Rx

Unfortunately Traumatic Trump Stress Disorder TTSD will endure for 4 years now. What remedies will there be? Besides drink and drugs. Read a great book. Currently liking Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow. Sweet. Turn off the TV and take a walk. Cook while listening to music. Go to the theater. Binge on Netflix’ The Crown. Non-news shows. Go to an art gallery or museum. Try to find humor wherever you can. NFL.

SNL a good antidote for anxiety last night. Kate McKinnon as Hillary’s poignant rendition of Leonard Cohen’s iconic anthem Hallelujah hit the right notes of sadness and hope. Dave Chappelle did more to eviscerate white liberals’ faux moral outrage than any right-winger ever could. Lorne Michaels has clearly decided to take the stand of edgy opposition.

Last Debate Advice

Cancel the debate. Chris Wallace will annihilate you, Hillary. Trump, you will self-conflagrate as usual. Otherwise, send in Alec & Kate. At least it’ll be funny.

Either way, we’ll eat and drink well in an effort to ward off TTSD. Scallops with Pancetta & Sun-dried tomatoes and Sancerre. RecipeDetours. 

Steak & Debate

A little steak, shallot mushroom reduction, pinot noir. She Wolf Bakery bâtard from Brooklyn via Columbus Avenue Sunday Market. Recipe for debate prep.

After dinner. Sip a cocktail each time Hillary says stronger together, lifetime of fighting for children and families, experience, work hard for you. Each time Donald says IRS audit, make America something again, believe me, stamina. Either says Putin, Israel, Iraq, Iran, ISIS, Syria, red line, refugees, immigrants. Hoping for a freak-out. Expecting discipline. Here we go!