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Making a James Bond martini

“Just a moment [Bond said]. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?” —Ian Fleming, Casino Royale… continue reading »

The Haiku Manual

For those who’ve ever wondered about the mechanics behind how I write my haikus, here’s my manual of style. Haikus were originally an expression of zen philosophy, so they had a particular set up outside of the syllable count. Traditionally,… continue reading »