This was the very first blog I have read on the site—as I am a newbie about to begin my own blog pages as this year ends and a new one begins. It is really great that people doing all sorts of interesting things get a chance to share with the world, the sorts of things they do as work, experience in their lives, visit, etc.


The medium known as Twitter used to be a piece of the puzzle I didn’t get. I am not interested in famous people doing things I cannot afford or the hygiene habits of anyone–celebrity or civilian. Then Twitter was at the heart of of the Arab Spring, political debate, and of course, food culture.

Now I’m on Twitter all the time.  Twitter has been the form of social media where my following has grown the fastest.  It is a virtual cocktail party where people say pithy things and make and break friends on the daily.  It’s so important that Tweets are archived.  The billions of words uttered on Twitter are not just part of an endless digital feed, they are records of our civilization as we currently live, experience and digest it.

So why throw an enslaved cook in the mix?  Meet @antebellumchef

There are other anachronistic Twitter accounts to…

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