Happy new year... Today is always kind of like the day of a birthday, with everybody congratulating each other just for being a day older than we were yesterday. But it's okay, not a big deal one way or the other. I spent last night cooking west african groundnut stew (from the moosewood cookbook) with my friend Miriam, and tonight I'm going to cook the obligatory black-eyed peas and greens for good luck. I wonder how traditions like that get started? Mysterious.
Anyway, I'm just babbling because I'm lonely, so I'll stop and go read or something.