|Posted by Eggroll Creative on January 14, 2016 at 10:55 PM|
I think one of the wonderful parts about the increasing content available over the Internet, is that we have an opportunity to firehose our learning from other people. If something works well, you can tell by all the glowing reviews. I also love all the how-to youtube videos and life hack posts that come through my social media feed. Everytime I see my old Betty Crocker paperback cookbook, I am reminded how useless it has been to me over the past 25 years. As a young woman, I would try to follow a recipe, it would never turn out to be all that edible. From potato salad to banana bread, something would happen along the way that just didn't work. Yet these Internet recipes with pictures that show what the food is supposed to look like at every step work so much better for me. Next time I walk by that old useless book, I am throwing it in the recycle bin.
When you have a run-in with cancer as I have, you start to think about all the knowledge and experience you have bottled up inside of you. And you want more than anything that you can "back it up" -- put it out there in a usable form. Of course, we hope our children will learn from us, but as an alternative, just to get it out there so people can find it and maybe, eventually, your descendants will go "wow."
Today, I'm going to just say that a grapefruit sectioner is not a knife. It will not make a hole in a cottage cheese tub. It will fold in half if you do that.
I hope I have something a little more brilliant for you next time.