Content for Thursday, May 9, 1996

News & Stories

La Jolla, 1962

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Debris of an Early Spring Garden

My father died and I just started weeding

Last year I pulled bucketful after bucketful of radishes from the ground. I sat on the patio and scrubbed them clean. I ate a few, but most times I’d forget to bring them inside.

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Donuts

A precise account from Donut Touch's Ben Alvati on Mira Mesa Boulevard

I buy a shortening they have designed only for frying donuts —100 percent vegetable oil. A mix of cottonseed and soybean. Nobody uses lard anymore. Shortening ranges from $15 for a 50-pound box to $22.

La Jolla 1962

My father, the Duke of Deception

ON THE HOT, BREATHLESS, SOFT, FRAGRANT AFTERNOON OF MY GRADUATION FROM PRINCETON IT SEEMED THAT EVERYTHING GOOD WAS NOT MERELY LATENT BUT UNAVOIDABLE, FOLDED AND IN THE BAG. I’D WORKED LIKE A TURK THOSE PAST ...

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