Monthly Archives: June 2013

On the Way to the Forum…

…a Funny Thing Happened.  College summer musical theater matinee today at Florida Atlantic University.  Cast did a terrific job and there are some stellar performers.  I’m familiar with a bit of the Sondheim music but have never seen the stage show.  … Continue reading

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Emptying the Pantry

Every once in awhile, it’s fun and challenging to make do with whatever food is in the fridge and pantry.  I’m approaching bare shelves on my epicurean journey of pearlized couscous with olive oil and basil, instant cream of wheat … Continue reading

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Under the Spreading Royal Poinciana Tree

One reason to regret the end of June is the end of bloom for the Royal Poinciana tree. At peak, brilliant orange blossoms cover the spreading canopy and they stand out from the crowd of trees in parks and landscapes.  … Continue reading

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Emotional Eating

Yesterday, I ate six cupcakes.  They were delicious.  And if I get any more unexpected negative news this week, I’m moving on to a dozen donuts. (u)   x(o)x

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Stormy Weather

I’ve heard enough dire stories of need and greed during hurricanes and their aftermath to turn me into a reluctant weather watcher.  Daily, I read the tropical update on weather.com to see what’s developing.  Models, predictions, historical comparisons, and what … Continue reading

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Taxation Without Representation

About 240 years ago this debate started a war, but today, it’s a thought provoking question on a website for Americans who live abroad.  US expatriates are required to pay US tax on their “world” income.  Of course there are … Continue reading

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Pizza Pie

I just found my personal pieces of pizza heaven at Pepperoni Grille.  Slightly soft crust cratering sweet and thin tomato sauce topped with a skinny layer of bubbly melted cheese and providing a large, bendable wedge of chewy New York style … Continue reading

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No Conversion

Instead of applying brain cells to convert celsius to farenheit or  kilometers to miles, I want to relearn the actual experience of temperature and distance in the new scales.  The van’s thermometer confirms 37 degrees C is 100 degrees F on … Continue reading

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Camera Club

CS has an amateur camera club that typically meets twice a month with presentations, workshops, and “judging” of member photography.  At my first meeting last night, the agenda was a little different in that we were presented with a “critique … Continue reading

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BMI

I just got the wake-up call.  You know the one that people get when they “officially” change their lifestyle because of a health situation that they’ve only half-heartedly tried to improve or avoid in the past.  Despite feeling healthier than … Continue reading

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