Tim Tam Slam

The Tim Tam: encased in a hard chocolate shell, two crunchy, rectangular chocolate wafers sandwich a creamy chocolate frosting center. In short, three exquisite textures in one bite-sized assembly. I am a huge fan. The composite cookie features one particularly notable engineering feat, facilitated by the glory of the porous chocolate wafer: the unique ability to act as a terribly flawed straw, but wonderfully efficient sponge. Allow me to elaborate. Here, we have a Tim …

My Morning Walk to Work

I slide into my white topsiders while I unlatch the door, swing it open, step through and close it behind me. The summer heat draws water to my skin like a pumps pulls water from an aquifer. I lock the wooden door behind me. Three steps later I turn left out the stubby driveway, travel uphill just briefly, and the magnificent old Queenslander home to my right catches my gaze as usual. Today, a pair …