Category Archives: Justice

Venezuelans and Their Food

Earlier today, an article on the National Public Radio website about a food common in Venezuela, called arepas, launched my exploration of the dish. Several recipes later, my interest grew beyond food as I became increasingly intrigued about the current state of … Continue reading

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What Are We—What Am I—Going to Do About This?

Chance encounters sometimes lead one to think about things that might rarely bubble to the surface of consciousness were it not for prompting by that meeting. Yesterday was one such occasion. While attending a Garvan Gardens workshop entitled Cooking with Fresh Herbs: … Continue reading

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One Hundred Ninety-Nine

I just read a piece from the New York Magazine entitled The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates. It is the sort of thing one should not read early in the morning if one expects the rest of the day, and … Continue reading

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Ferguson

Part of me—a large part of me—sees the violence that erupted last night in Ferguson, Missouri as uninformed ignorance and baseless rage, fueled by bad assumptions and blinded by emotions. Neither I, nor the protestors and looters, heard the grand … Continue reading

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Justice

The announcements have become routine: someone convicted long ago for murder exonerated on the basis of DNA evidence or some other incontrovertible proof that the conviction was fraudulently obtained. The latest I’ve heard about involves two men who were falsely … Continue reading

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DiDi’s

Yesterday, my favorite wife and I decided to splurge…instead of eating soup at home, we went out for lunch at a place newly re-christened as DiDi’s.  It had been called Abuela’s Kitchen, but a woman who served us (I assume … Continue reading

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