Wonky Arts : Domestic Science

Peasant Food

the raw ingredients for ratatouille

Sometimes I lose track of how much goodness there is in simple dishes and how really pleasing they are. Sometimes I just get tired and don’t want to cook. That’s when grilled cheese, plain pasta or get yer own damn supper are on the menu. But, the reality is: I cook like a peasant. I […]

Fall Haiku 3

A coloured pencil sketch of fall leaves

Red and gold and green Late day sun shocked the garden Zen-like and clean swept 21 Oct 11

Fall Haiku 2


Succulent rainfall October’s sultry monsoon Floods my house and heart 20 Oct 11



Touch.   Splits skin and resolve. Knife meets ripe plum.   Touch.   Tumbles body and soul. Surf pounds clear sand.   Touch.   Fires belly and heart. Hand feeds pure desire.   Touch.   Scours skin and bones. Mouth polishes raw stone.       29 Aug 12

One Morning in Late September

One Morning in Late September

Walking down to the bus stop this morning with the boy and the dog, we were bathed in the red warning light at dawn before the weather turns for the day.   Off on the bus goes the boy, and ’round the loop I go, briskly, but not brusquely, even though this little dog asserted […]

Mathematical Functions: Science is a Stern Taskmaster

close up of a romanesque cauliflower

In mathematics, a function is kind of the same thing as the function of an object, but not really. A mathematical function describes the relation between a set of inputs  and a set of outputs. Each input is related to exactly one output. We use mathematical functions all the time, ‘times two’ is a function: […]

Social Functions

Social Functions

‘Function’ can also be used to describe a large social event, usually where you’ve bought a ticket for a fundraiser or you’re attending a graduation or the opening of an art gallery. This is not the same as ‘social functioning’ but you can definitely gauge a person’s social functioning abilities at a social function. Usually, […]

The Black Dog Days of Summer


July was a great month. August was not. It was too hot and I was hounded by depression. The thing is, I like black dogs. I’ve lived with a some sweet labby types. I like the Black Dog that inspired Jimmy Page and Robert Plant to write a song about sex. I like sex. I […]

Love Haiku 2


Breathe: salt, tears, wind, joy Headlong into the big waves Emotional surf 4 Sep 12

Fall Haiku 1

sun seen through greenhouse

Chill dawn flirts with warmth Spiderwebs sail light vectors The still garden waits 2 Sep 12