(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

hedging my bets
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hedging my bets

asia, apple pie, and emotional investment My mother may have told me not to put all my eggs in one basket, (the supermarket frowns on taking them out of the carton anyway), but my dad taught me to diversify: stocks and bonds, Fiat and Ford, oil futures and airlines, allocating investments to different economic sectors, different … Continue reading