I have two questions about Fancy Herring Snacks in Sour Cream It’s summertime, which is apparently the right time to try these fancy herring snacks in sour cream. You can always find them in the back of the grocery store; they’re never far from the tubs of imitation crab and the live lobster tanks. Pour […]
Richard Nixon was born 100 years ago today. Here’s a song I wrote about him. I wrote this song, “The Misconduct of Public Men,” with my brother Justin Fox Burks (who you probably know as The Chubby Vegetarian), back in 2006. That’s him singing. We were in a band called The Hometown Nobodies, and we […]
This is my best friend Justin, who you may know as The Chubby Vegetarian. He’s not just an expert on a brunoise or a bocconcini–he also knows about books! I asked to him to write about a favorite author, story, or poem, and he came up with the essay that follows, “Philip Roth Ruined Fiction.” […]
This Saturday was the Memphis Marathon to benefit St. Jude’s Research Hospital, and students from MASE were there to cheer the runners on. For the third year in a row, my school has operated a cheer station along the route of the Memphis marathon. Wanda Shaw, the Spanish teacher at MASE, has devoted her time […]
My sister-in-law found an old roll of film that belonged to me, and suggested I get it developed. Here are the results. We took these pictures on May 2, 2003. I remember this time well, as this was one week before Renee and I got married; you might remember it as the day that we […]
The Perfect Vessels recorded a great album, and it’s coming out this weekend. The band is playing at the Hi-Tone on Saturday night, with the Subteens and Tiger Mountain, and the guys have asked me to sit in with them on piano and banjo. You can learn everything you might want to know about […]
Check out thechubbyvegetarian.com, which is a fantastic blog by my good friend Justin Fox Burks. Chances are you know Justin. Chances are you know his blog. But if you don’t, you should! Justin asked me to write an essay about my family, our traditions, and the food we eat. You can read it here.