The Life You Give: Victor Hugo *1802

Victor Hugo, born Victor-Marie Hugo, on February 26 1802, in Besançon, France, is the poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most important of the French Romantic writers. Though regarded in France as one of that country’s greatest poets, he is better known abroad for such novels as Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) and Les Misérables… Continue reading The Life You Give: Victor Hugo *1802

Onion overload

Broccoli, onion, garlic, Arborio rice It is common to use a product like onions as a spice — namely, it is generally meant to give a layer of flavor. Yet, I lean increasingly into using some spices as main ingredients, instead of as added taste profile. This is such a case, with rice being added… Continue reading Onion overload

The Life You Give / Virtuous Black XXVII — Marian Anderson *1897

Marian Anderson, born on February 27 1897, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., was one of the finest contraltos of her time.Anderson displayed vocal talent as a child, but her family could not afford to pay for formal training. From the age of six, she was tutored in the choir of the Union Baptist Church, where she… Continue reading The Life You Give / Virtuous Black XXVII — Marian Anderson *1897