2.242 Capellini al Pomodoro


4 (Sun) September 2011

Capellini al Pomodoro


by me

at home

-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with W and DJ

Not sure if this can legitimately be called “al pomodoro.”  No fresh basil, the absence of which made an otherwise simple dish a bit too simple. The canned tomatoes didn’t help.  And that’s not even flat-leaf parsley, so long as I’m getting things off my chest.  I was anticipating the rather mediocre result as I was cooking it, but I had other things on my mind.

The view from our apartment earlier in the afternoon: a sign that the future looks bright ahead?

Tomorrow sees the launch of a brand-new course (an academic course, not a meal course) that I designed and will oversee. It’s called “Patient-Doctor-Society” (PDS) (I didn’t come up with the name), a semester-long medical humanities course that’s integrated with other core classes. When the students are studying obstetrics/gynecology, for example, PDS will cover related issues from a socio-ethico-legal perspective, including abortion, assisted reproductive technologies, surrogacy, etc.  I’ll be teaching some of the classes while coordinating guest speakers and student debates and other activities.  I haven’t had to work this hard in years.

(See also FOODS.)

(See also PLACES.)

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