Travel

The oyster knows the drill

The oyster knows the drill

The oyster, never having anywhere to run, now has nowhere to hide. If the alternative is getting trapped, it’s better to keep moving. In travel, we dodge the drill that would eat our meat. We ingest the life that rides in the waves.

A bean to pick

A bean to pick

The beans are picked from Gesha plants (an Ethiopian variety) rooted in Panamanian soil. All of which must matter, and does.

There’s the beef

There’s the beef

If the butcher’s shop is back, we might do well to ask where it went. Growing up, I never experienced the craftsman’s hand at the butcher block. By the time I started buying meat on my own, it was all cellophane and styrofoam.

K Syrah, syrah

K Syrah, syrah

Charles in charge: Bret Masterson and me in Charles Smith’s Walla Walla wine cellar. Photo by Cynthia Masterson. How’s this for an assignment: This Land sent me to Walla Walla, Washington, home of K Vintners (“Kung Fu Girl” Riesling) to find out why winemaker Charles Smith came to Tulsa and bared his soul (he proposed to his wife at the […]