The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: cooking


12 January 2003, around 9.49.

The house is filling up again—graduate students (myself included) returning for naught week. My neighbor slams her door, rattles her keys, rustles a storm of plastic bags. I do not imagine I seem any quieter to her. And now everything smells of canned beef stroganoff, an odor which, with the interminable rumblings of the kitchen […]

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13 January 2004, around 8.38.

Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit.

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15 January 2017, around 6.08.

Qiu Miaojin, Last Words from Montmartre.


10 July 2020, around 10.42.

From the frontispiece of Hannah Wolley’s The Queen-Like Closet, or Rich Cabinet Now that we are traveling less, I have been seeing less need to maintain an ebook library – which I was keeping more from laziness than because I prefer the format. So I am trying to decide which books to let go because […]

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9 June 2021, around 10.44.

Al-Nuwayri, The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition.

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