(sort of) Sober Sunday: Afghan saffron and emails to my sister
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(sort of) Sober Sunday: Afghan saffron and emails to my sister

saffron threads are the thread of the menu – cocktail optional, but highly recommended My sister works for the UN.  She does something with refugee camps and saves orphans in her free time.  She has a bullet proof vest.  I think things blow up in near proximity to her.  Based on her Facebook pictures, it … Continue reading

everything in moderation (one-bowl breakfast cookies)
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everything in moderation (one-bowl breakfast cookies)

I like the science of nutrition, but I am not a follower of diet trends.  For two months, I was doing some intense aerial training while simultaneously trying to rid myself of a lingering virus that made my joints feel like they were filled with toxic marshmallows.  As a result, I had to think about … Continue reading

santiago cakes
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santiago cakes

pilgrim’s progress Last year, my parents walked the Camino de Santiago – the medieval pilgrimage road through Spain ending at the town of Santiago de Compostela.  My parents are devout Catholics, in the most hippie sense of that description: they are pacifists, oppose capital punishment, and believe every life is sacred – so we must … Continue reading