I feel that one of the idiosyncratic usages of this blog deserves a slight explication, since I continue to use it:
In his poem that prophesied of the first 28 years of my life1, T.S. Eliot wrote, “Do I dare / Disturb the universe?” (45-46), and later, “Do I dare to eat a peach?” (122)
I just decided to change it to a beet.
The beet is a quiet, unremarkable root vegetable. It grows beneath the ground, and someone must dig it out. It has a strong flavor and a rich, deep color that can stain. It actually has a lot of sweetness to it. It’s not everyone’s favorite. In fact, it may not be anyone’s favorite. But still, the beet waits patiently in the cool of the cellar for its time to come. I like it in salads and on hamburgers.
New things will be coming shortly. Enough with the photograph cop-outs.