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Armchair theorist, poet, and occasional IT manager, Sascha B. is equipped with a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas, and is not afraid to use it. His work has been published by the University Press of America, Edwin Mellen Press, University of Texas Press, and a variety of small journals nationwide. He is also the proprietor and baker for 3141 Pie, of which you should eat many.

The Deal

I stopped blogging in 2013, when life overtook me. My father became ill and died shortly thereafter, and my mother was left with increasing dementia. I became the primary caregiver, and now orchestrate my mother's care and our family estate.

Now, I am coming up for air again.

Looking for the next book to read. All suggestions welcome.

My reading list is over here.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Breaking the Silence

So I haven't said much here lately; it's not due to the stunning tidal wave of events overtaking North Africa and the Middle East which, quite honestly, I didn't expect could happen. It's not that I don't have anything to say about the craptastic union busting going on under the mask of "budgetary conservatism" in Wisconsin (and Ohio, and Indiana). But here's the deal: I've been distracted.

By pie.

My first public venture into baking (at least since I taught some basic cooking courses in Santa Cruz back in the early 90s) is happening this week, with the presence of 3141 Pies at the New Taste Marketplace in San Francisco. So despite the world turning upside down, what little of my brain that my day job has not consumed has been subdivided between my work with the SF Playhouse, and preparing pie recipes. Also, trying to relax and allow myself to succumb to the twitterdom that is requisite these days for getting the word out.

So, as of today, I'll be trying to be more conscientious about not only ranting my thoughts, but keeping you up to date on the pie situation.