I n honor of Scott’s birthday, I trashed the kitchen. I connected those two events intentionally in that last sentence to create a sense of cause and effect or and to suggest that it was a special, once-a-year occasion that created conditions worthy of a Hazmat team. But it is disingenuous for me to have done so and I want to apologize for that because I trash the kitchen on an ongoing basis. It’s my regular thing, really. What I actually did for Scott’s birthday is bake a cake, an honest to God, chocolate cake with frosting composed of two whole layers! Usually, I limit myself to the baking of cakes that only have one part. So much can go wrong when there are…