Agreeable eye.

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: cooking


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 […]

Crambe repetita (4)

Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit.

Crambe repetita (45)

Qiu Miaojin, Last Words from Montmartre.


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 […]

Crambe repetita (50)

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

ego hoc feci mm–MMXXI · cc 2000–2021 M.F.C.