As for the pie…it was good but shallow. Next time, I’d double the same recipe for the key lime part. Then, I’d switch over to Tyler Florence’s topping. After 2 failed meringues, it’s not worth it. Everyone liked TF’s sour cream and confectioners’ sugar drizzled on the top and over the side. A narrow lime wedge as garnish is a perfect finish.
Aurelius…We should take a lesson from his life. Although he wanted to retire to a country life, he kept on, stoically, performing his soldiering duties. He died on the front, never contented with the more peaceful existence for which he longed.
Mark Twain…He came in with Haley’s Comet and he went out with it, just as he predicted and desired.
Michel de Montaigne…He retired to his home library, reading exactly what he pleased–nothing too taxing–and kept his own counsel.
Dante and Boethius… Both died in exile. Dante was bitter; Boethius was tortured to death. Socrates…one word–“hemlock.” There’s a lesson here. Social criticism is risky.