Favorite Poem Submission : Monja Blanca

BrockaMood RoomLeave a Comment

The wild White Nun, rarest and loveliest of all her kind, takes form in the green shade deep in the forest. Streams of filtered light are tapped, distilled, and lavishly expressed as petals. Her sweet hunger is displayed by the labellum, set for the bees in flight to land on. In her well, the viscin gleams; mesmeric nectar, sticky stuff of dreams. This orchid’s sexual commerce is confined to flowers of her own class, and nothing less. And yet for humans she sends so sublime a sensual signal that it melts the mind. The hunters brave a poisoned wilderness to capture just a few blooms at a time, and even they, least sensitive of men, will stand to look, and … Read More

BrockaFavorite Poem Submission : Monja Blanca

Ballad. the somewhat-man

BrockaMood RoomLeave a Comment

Oh why do you torture me so with your words So I write prose to read meaning in between lines and sing songs, to hear love in the notes I glimpse your true colors when you sleep since you come out in the dark of the night But you still wake like us all So all I can see is your light

BrockaBallad. the somewhat-man

Sweet Coupling

BrockaHealth & WellnessLeave a Comment

I say take whatever you bake and make it a hell of a lot better with ice cream. If anything ever doesnt turn out well, it still has potential; either freeze it and use it later as a crumb base for pies or sprinkle into ice cream. Summer may high-light fruits and fruit pies, but right now Im thinking brownies a’la mode. French style ice cream is a darker yellow-base because of the eggs; better known as custard. American (Philadelphia style) is ivory white because it is cream based. Gelato is mainly milk fat verses butterfat. Vegans obviously dont get the egg custard or the heavy butterfat version, but going for a similar consistency or mouth feel is a great … Read More

BrockaSweet Coupling

On Being Famous or Great

BrockaMood RoomLeave a Comment

Most often these two themes do not correlate. For a while I have been wanting to note on this; the recent death of Michael Jackson sealed the deal. We rarely note significant authors or architects or politicians that Do make the world a better place. And ironically there will rarely to never be mention of some of the greatest minds, mentors or mothers walking the planet. To our own discredit, we have reached a point in society where we elevate numbers of people least deserving; they become famous mearly by name or one special circumstance, i.e Paris Hilton or the couple Jon and Kate or Perez Hilton. What sets Paris’s character apart? Are these child-bearers really great parents? Why is … Read More

BrockaOn Being Famous or Great

Four Feast and One Foodie

BrockaBooks, Health & WellnessLeave a Comment

In a compulsive desire to absorb as much as I can, I always stack my reading: magazines and books of varying degree and topic. Its easier to read a narrative and a non-fiction simultaneously as the themes never seem to over-lap. This past month proved a different fate. I found myself engrossed with one omnivore frenchman, a conscientious omnivore, a “frenchie” baker, and an alternative baker. The fast and delightful read was David Lebovitz’s “The Sweet Life in Paris”. I have taken his item-specific classes when he passed through Dallas on occasion, (i.e chocolate series and icecream making) so i was excited to get ahold of a more personal scoop on the man. He is very whimsical with ideas and … Read More

BrockaFour Feast and One Foodie