The Difference between Breakfast and Brunch

A friend recently posed a question which required a serious answer: what's the difference between breakfast and brunch? Traditionally, the key differentiator has been time of day. One has breakfast in the morning, and brunch slightly later in the day, when it could reasonably overlap with lunch. So, anything before, say, 10:00 would necessarily be breakfast, … Continue reading The Difference between Breakfast and Brunch

On graham crackers and biscuits.

Few Americans who have not lived outside America realize how American graham crackers are.

Few Americans who have not lived outside America realize how American graham crackers are. They are one of a number of American things that non-Americans either instantly recognize as being quintessentially American, or else have never heard of. Things like red solo cups, peanut butter, and brownies. I myself didn't realize this until, sometime during … Continue reading On graham crackers and biscuits.

What I saw from the sun in my window

A spider lives in my room. It spun a thread across an unexpected intersection of wall and door and floor, a single, long strand which I walked through the other day without noticing, and now it drifts in the breeze of my fan, one end anchored to my carpet, intermittently catching the light as it sways in and out of … Continue reading What I saw from the sun in my window