Monthly Archives: January 2013

Harissa and Habanero

I have devoted considerable time this past week to food; I know, that’s extraordinarily surprising.  Sometimes, I get so wrapped up in food-related “stuff” that I forget to document it for future reference (you know, “what was that recipe for … Continue reading

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I am Not a Foodie

Both my wife and I were seeking out unusual restaurants and opportunities to try all sorts of regional and ethic foods over 40 years ago, well before savvy marketers started driving up the prices of foods that once were under-appreciated … Continue reading

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Smoke Memories

When I was a child, things were different.  Life was hard, but kids learned the value of hard work, ingenuity, force, and fear. My parents both worked in other states so they couldn’t take me to school.  We were poor … Continue reading

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The depth of my enjoyment of the FX network’s Sons of Anarchy series surprised me. The show revolves around a California motorcycle club involved in gun-running, drugs, pornography, and other sorts of illicit activities that have no place in my … Continue reading

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Creative Pain

Occasionally, while watching a film or reading a book, I wonder whether the people behind the piece are re-telling their own stories and experiences.  Or, are they simply creative geniuses who have an exceptional ability to portray emotions I assume … Continue reading

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Imaginary Friends: Connections

    When a child has imaginary friends, the child is considered normal…maybe a bit above normal.  When an adult has them, he is considered insane.  That’s not right. I mean, consider the novelist or playwright who creates entire casts … Continue reading

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  Regardless of your age, the likelihood is very high that you still have time.  Time to do something you have always wanted to do but just haven’t done yet. Time to discover what you really want to do but … Continue reading

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Respect New Year Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is an interesting time.  Some people see the new year as just another day.  Others view it as symbolic of a new beginning, a fresh start.  Some of that latter group establish goals they hope … Continue reading

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