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Just Nuts

My CuisinartĀ ice cream maker had arrived only a few days before theĀ e-mail did. I did a double-take when I saw the subject line: trying to track down Nathan Kurz Nathan Kurz? The Nathan Kurz? The Nathan Kurz of Scream sorbet? … Continue reading

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Reviving Scream Sorbet

My unhealthy obsession with Scream Sorbet began at the Grand Lake Farmers’ Market in Oakland, where after a run around Lake Merritt in late 2010, I rewarded myself with a scoop of Nathan Kurz’s pistachio sorbet. While I’m a fan … Continue reading

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Translation

The idea of learning by translating is well known to anyone who has tried Duolingo, but I rediscovered it in a new context recently. I had planned to take piano lessons this fall at the SF Community Music Center but … Continue reading

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Invoking Authority

Over dinner recently, a friend mentioned that when he is unfamiliar with a topic, he tends to accept what he reads on that topic at face value. The remark sparked some thoughts I’ve been having about how the way in … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges

While waiting to do an improv set, Chrysteena told me that she and Jim had three cartons: one with apples, one with oranges, and a third with apples and oranges. Unfortunately, each carton was mislabeled, and they wanted to move … Continue reading

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