I was listening to Leonard Lopate on WNYC talking up their current fund drive. Today's gift with a donation of $120.00 is a copy of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Its various selling points were that it is based on the blog by the same name, beautifully written and beautifully photographed by the author. A huge wave of wistfulness passed over me. I aspire to something similar although my subject matter is how does one put it, diverse. Well, all artistic efforts have their inherent strengths and weaknesses. Just saying.