Chettinad Kozhi

We’re working our way through 660 Curries, and this is what’s for dinner tonight. It’s been an adventure getting to know the Indian grocery down the street on a hunt for exotic-to-us ingredients.

Chettinad Kozhi: yogurt-marinated chicken

Falling Safely

If nothing else, everyone should learn two physical skills: swimming and falling.

The most important thing I learned from my short time in kids’ Judo classes was how to fall safely in a way that minimizes impact. On more than one occasion โ€” like the time I stopped short on my bike falling over my handlebars but rolled safely back to my feet in the middle of the road โ€” this skill has saved me from more serious injuries.

Island, by Aldous Huxley

An essay disguised as a novel, full of heavy-handed exposition about the author’s concrete spirituality: hypnotism, psychedelics, Eastern religion, sex, death, eugenics. The way the protagonist often lingered over the breasts of pubescent girls made me squirm. Yet at its heart, brilliance and wisdom. โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜†