card tricks

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i have adam arola (this guy) for ancient philosophy class this term. first lecture, he made the statement that "the willingness to admit ignorance is the condition of learning."

i could not have learned a more difficult lesson over these past few years. my worldview, what i described three years ago as a precariously balanced house of cards has full-on collapsed, and left me in absolute shock and wonder.

i have since set out to see if there was anything left of me. maybe there is, and maybe i'll come to see how that shifty-sunken house was only a game i was fiddling with, an elaborate card trick i was playing on myself. then again, maybe not.

smallish steps 
(tiny little miniscule footfalls toward living in a way that actually makes sense)

jt. this was not his most full-color day.
#2 baking together

while being efficient with my time is definitely a goal, it's nowhere near the top of the list. more than anything right now, my focus is on developing good relationships with people by serving them and sharing life with them.

so jt and i slightly modified a scone recipe. we began a-baking with enthusiasm and candor (and coconut oil)!

"the consistency is off," i observed. "i'll be right back." i sprinted to laurel's room and stole her hair dryer, certain that a couple minutes beneath the heat would amend our pastries' awkward texture.

as it turns out, the substitution of key ingredients in the making of our scones greatly affected the outcome of this little culinary adventure... but who's to say for the worse or the better?! we soon had a plateful of extra-crumbly dairy-free scones to share with our housemates. who could ask for more?
smallish step #2? find a friend. make some shareable food.
cost: baking supplies (a little $)
benefits: a great time with friends, scones a-plenty!

these super-yummy scones are almost never
frizzy after they shower.
p.s. check out jt's blog!

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