A Fine Tool in the Hand: The World’s Most Special Corkscrew

It was billed as ‘The World’s Most Special Corkscrew’. On Christmas Eve, 1999, Paris was rocked by the storm of the century, a maestro of a tempest that ripped up roof tiles, storefront awnings, toppled trees, and wreaked havoc throughout the city and beyond. A week or so prior, I had departed France and returned


A Soup for the Soul: Une Soupe des Poissons

Standing outside at the Honolulu airport in the moist, warm night air, my body felt utterly exhausted. Arriving back at home, I promptly fell into bed, worn out from a long day of travel—too many planes and airports, and hurtling through the atmosphere for too many hours. Convenient and speedy as it is, I don’t