Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Corner View - Favorite Dish

(a bit of a tribute to soldiers on Veteran's Day)

This week's Corner View is hosted by Joyce and it really stumped me, at first. I couldn't come up with something to write about if I were going to define "my favorite dish" as something to eat because the possibilities are just too many. Should it be the barley soup that my husband wooed me with before we married? Should it be a yellow layer cake with chocolate frosting that my mother makes for our birthdays?Should it be plain cheese pizza or spaghetti bolognese? Nor do I have an actual favorite literal dish. So then I realized that the word "dish" used as verb is actually something I could write about (but have no fear as I won't be doing the actual dishing!).

Dish, used as a verb, is defined as such: distribute: administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present";

Right now one of my favorite dishers might be Garrison Keillor who writes so well over at Salon. I look avidly each day to see whether he has something to say about anything happening in our world. Today was no exception:

How to Pass Healthcare Reform

There are some things we will never understand. Death, for one. I overheard a woman in the drugstore say, "He went into the hospital yesterday and he was eating his supper and then he fell asleep and then he died. I don't get it." She didn't seem grief-stricken, just uncomprehending. (Why did it have to happen now?) The paranoia that has seized the Republican Party is beyond my understanding. So is the physics of cord entanglement: how two power cords set separately in a briefcase become so complexly intertwined in only a few hours. And why do you find the rudest people in first class? Passengers in steerage accept their misery with stoical grace, while the privileged sit in luxury in a cold rage.

To read the rest of this essay, go HERE.

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  1. I love the picture of the sailors and a pile of dishes. Too cute!

  2. A wonderful post on favorite dish! The pile of dishes photos is adorable. xo

  3. thanks for the tip. I plan to pass it on to my nubby ,a garrison fan.

  4. I like your traditional yellow cake on birthdays! My grandmother used to make a "yellow cake" too, with cornmeal. I never liked it as a child, but I recently found the recipe and I find I like it now!

  5. I don't read Garrison on Salon because our paper prints that same column in the Saturday edition and since it's one of the few things I look forward to reading in the paper, I "save" it for Saturday morning like a bite of chocolate cake with a LOT of frosting on it that I save to eat as the very last bite of the meal.
    Does this make sense?

  6. What a wonderful view! Love your interpretation!

  7. oh, you so clever...good dish...

  8. great post. I love the first picture.

  9. oh, i love the picture, barbara. i'm just dreaming about that yellow cake with chocolate frosting now. how delicious.

    and thanks for the rec. i never have enough time to read all that i want to read, but i will go over and check out salon a little more often.

  10. Elizabeth, I won't pretend to understand politics,
    but I do understand compassion.
    Thanks for the link. I start my day with the Writer's Almanac , discovering that it is never too late to wake up a forgotten love, and that it can keep spreading.

  11. I dish,
    you dish,
    she dishes. :)

    the old p-card is indeed priceless.

  12. great take on this week's topic! I sooo love that guy :)



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