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Cheeses on My Christmas Wishlist

Posted by Maddie on December 24, 2011 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Cheeses on My Christmas Wishlist: This is what I chose to be served at my family's dinner party.

1. Flosterkase

2. Robiola Due Latti

3. Hittisau

4. Rogue River Bleu

5. Grayson

6. Sbrinz

7. Rush Creek Reserve

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Celebratory Dinner at The Modern (NYC)

Posted by Maddie on December 11, 2011 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Cheese Plate #1

From Left to Right: Pyrenees Brebi (+1) Pleasant Ridge (+2) (AMAZING) Sottocenere (+1) Ginepro (+0) Rogue River Bleu (+2)

Cheese Plate #2

From Left to Right: Ginepro (+0) Mon Enebro (+1) Harbisson (+2) (AMAZING) Sweet Grass (-1) Caruchon (+0) Rogue River Bleu (+2)


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Kafka on a Sunday Morning

Posted by Maddie on December 11, 2011 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Dickinson Before Dictionary: Proud New Book Owner

Posted by Maddie on December 7, 2011 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Proud to be the owner of ALL of Emily Dickinson's poems -- at least the owner of the 770 page book! -- my american heritage dictionary look less grand sitting on the bookshelf

Let's be honest here: Dickinson Comes Before Dictionary...Dictionary Comes Late... reminds me of Dickinson's "Victory Comes Late" 

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A Chinese Poem: Mid-Autumn Festival (With Translation Below)

Posted by Maddie on November 29, 2011 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Inspired by the Chinese holiday. In Chinese, you cannot make characters "upper-case," so the personification Dickinson frequently uses, would not accurately be translated. Similarly, while I used alliteration in the Chinese version of the poem, those who cannot speak Chinese cannot catch the alliteration and homophones used here. 

The Deal on Those Wildly High Price Tags

Posted by Maddie on November 28, 2011 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (1)

"The Deal on Those Wildly High Price Tags"

Apparently, the most expensive cheese is $428 per pound.

Flash Poem: Reruns by Maddie G

Posted by Maddie on November 17, 2011 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (4)

Reruns by Maddie G

Forever is felt this way.

The drum regulates the rhythm

A thought in every beat

And reminder in repeat. 

 I can't help but feel like the sky.

Towering over a city of lights

Pierced by skyscrapers' grandeur;

Memories are the backdrop of 

My very own reality TV show.

A rerun disguised.

Probably the fate of my demise.

Hone Your Cheese Vocab:

Posted by Maddie on November 17, 2011 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Describing cheese requires skill. And I'm not yet an expert yet either, but I'm learning from one: Max McCalman. Max McCalman is a James Beard Award recipient, author of 3 successful reference books on cheese, Dean of Curriculum at Artisanal, won the "World's Best Book on Cheese" Award, and is NASA's go-to guy for all questions cheese. 

I thought I would compile a list for you so you can describe cheese like the professionals do. 


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Chinese Poems by Kristen G (My sister was inspired by my flash poetry)

Posted by Maddie on November 15, 2011 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)









Friends come here,

Play with me.

We are happy,

It is fun.

Hello everybody.


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Essay by Maddie G: Fashion in Much Ado About Nothing

Posted by Maddie on November 14, 2011 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Thought this would be of interest to some followers. This may be my favorite essay, and my English teacher's favorite too. I wanted to explore the 13 unique ways that fashion in Much Ado, but instead found this essay more exciting. Streamlined, this essay is about why Shakespeare uses so many definitions of fashion, and that we should manipulate structure and tradition to our own use in order to be successful in fashioning plans... Enjoy! MG


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Mouse Trap Survivor Cheese Commercial

Posted by Maddie on November 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Thought I would share this again. Such a great clip. Seriously, watch the entire thing, its worth every second!

Enjoy! MG

If You've Seen Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing...

Posted by Maddie on November 8, 2011 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

...You may like this. For English class, my final term project could be anything. I could have used Google Sketch-Up to create a set design, I could have acted out a scene, or could've wrote a personal essay on a theme that strung through Othello, Much Ado, and The Merchant of Venice. Instead, I chose to analyze a film: my favorite of the three: Much Ado About Nothing. Perhaps it was the beautiful scenery that drew me in, or maybe Much Ado is just my favorite play. Whatever the reason may be,...

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