Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Cheese Course

One of my favorite restaurant stores in CS is a chain named The Cheese Course.  The name does not say it all because in addition to cheese, they sell and serve everything delicious that goes with cheese like charcuterie and … Continue reading

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As I See It-Part III

Memorial Day.  Started as Decoration Day to mark the gravesites of Civil War dead, it has grown into honoring the military members who have died in service to our country.  It is also a day for parades, flags, fireworks, bbq’s, … Continue reading

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As I See It-Part II

Government, in all its forms (democracy, dictatorship, kingdom, etc.), is necessary to provide structure and support to a population.  Whether it’s building infrastructure, establishing criminal code, supplying education, or managing resources, government exists to provide for the common good, the greater … Continue reading

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As I See It-Part I

While walking today, I thought about Memorial Day and what it does and doesn’t mean to me.  I think what I write here will fall into context after Monday’s Part 3 but you have to start somewhere.  And I’m choosing to … Continue reading

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Health Insurance 101

I know the process of obtaining international health insurance has been “complexicated” by my need to evaluate over 20 companies and dot the i’s of their brochures and coverage options.  The healthcare market outside of the US is vastly different … Continue reading

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Polite Conundrums

If you live by yourself, is it okay to drink milk directly from the carton?  Can you dip to infinity or eat scoops of cookie dough batter using the mixing spoon?  Do you say excuse me if you fart or … Continue reading

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Bliss and Polish

It’s hard to describe the luxurious feeling of a mani/pedi.  Entering with rough nails and tired skin, you leave with massaged hands, legs, and feet and polish that lasts for days, maybe even weeks.  Frequently, you stick your hand out … Continue reading

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San Miguel de Allende

      Experimenting with uploading photo “albums” into blog posts. If it works, these are my favorite 24 from my trip to San Miguel in April. Enjoy! p.s. I think it’s going to work but they are in reverse … Continue reading

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Morikami

Unlike botanical gardens, which display and label as many different individual plant species and colors as possible, Japanese gardens are all about light, texture, sound, color, and scent.  Plantings are repeated for effect but bridges, gates, arches, and lanterns change … Continue reading

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Climate Change

My personal thermostat broke years ago so the decision whether to turn on the a/c has everything to do with comfort and nothing to do with the mercury rising.  I tend to be cold more often than hot and on … Continue reading

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