travel: an education… (2017)

– It has been over a dozen years since I started recording and reporting here.  Yet, despite my dwindling updates, I have not lost enthusiasm or eagerness for it. What little time I manage to devote to writing my blog remains exciting and important to me, because above all, it represents an incredible education. Since […]

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travel: an education… (2017)

– It has been over a dozen years since I started recording and reporting here.  Yet, despite my dwindling updates, I have not lost enthusiasm or eagerness for it. What little time I manage to devote to writing my blog remains exciting and important to me, because above all, it represents an incredible education. Since […]

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foreign and domestic…

~ Last year, I quit the firm and lept into a brave new world.  Landing, unexpectedly, in an amazing suitcase party, I traveled, photographed, and ate around the globe, visiting nearly a dozen countries, and just as many states.  I thought I’d never have a year like it again. I was wrong. 2012 has been just as […]

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foreign and domestic…

~ Last year, I quit the firm and lept into a brave new world.  Landing, unexpectedly, in an amazing suitcase party, I traveled, photographed, and ate around the globe, visiting nearly a dozen countries, and just as many states.  I thought I’d never have a year like it again. I was wrong. 2012 has been just as […]

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travel: two score…

~ My parents are getting old. When they were young, they used to cart us kids all over the world with great ambition, covering an amazing amount of ground with diapers and carriages in tow. I don’t know how they did it. But recently, when we asked our parents where they wanted to go for […]

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travel: two score…

~ My parents are getting old. When they were young, they used to cart us kids all over the world with great ambition, covering an amazing amount of ground with diapers and carriages in tow. I don’t know how they did it. But recently, when we asked our parents where they wanted to go for […]

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photo of the week 37: what my readers are reading…

I need your help. Almost more than eating, I love to read. As a child, I devoured books by the shelves.  Naturally, I waded through a heavy load of classics, supplemented by required reading in school. But I also doted on children’s fantasies and historical novels, political thrillers and mysteries. I fell hard and fast […]

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photo of the week 37: what my readers are reading…

I need your help. Almost more than eating, I love to read. As a child, I devoured books by the shelves.  Naturally, I waded through a heavy load of classics, supplemented by required reading in school. But I also doted on children’s fantasies and historical novels, political thrillers and mysteries. I fell hard and fast […]

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travel: brave new world…

When the clock struck 2011, I quit my job and lept into a brave new world, vast and endless. Scared?  Out of my mind. Excited?  Brimming. Unfettered, a free agent to the world, I shrugged off responsibility and began my adventure in Europe, grabbing life by the cheeks and squeezing as hard as I could. […]

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travel: brave new world…

When the clock struck 2011, I quit my job and lept into a brave new world, vast and endless. Scared?  Out of my mind. Excited?  Brimming. Unfettered, a free agent to the world, I shrugged off responsibility and began my adventure in Europe, grabbing life by the cheeks and squeezing as hard as I could. […]

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travel: smoke, with a chance of downpour…

Big Apple BBQ Block Party Fast Pass, New York, New York As an out-of-towner, you really shouldn’t sleep when you’re in New York City.  It’s a waste of time.  Think of what you might be missing, all the things you could do that you normally wouldn’t. For example, consider having dinner at midnight, a scandalously […]

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travel: smoke, with a chance of downpour…

Big Apple BBQ Block Party Fast Pass, New York, New York As an out-of-towner, you really shouldn’t sleep when you’re in New York City.  It’s a waste of time.  Think of what you might be missing, all the things you could do that you normally wouldn’t. For example, consider having dinner at midnight, a scandalously […]

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i’m goin’ to kansas city…

Arthur Bryant’s Kansas City, Missouri NOTE: This post has been updated.  CLICK HERE. Wilbert Harrison made Kansas City a singable destination in 1959 when his version of the song “Kansas City” topped both the R&B and Billboard charts.  The song not only earned him a place in the Grammy Awards Hall of Fame (posthumously in […]

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i’m goin’ to kansas city…

Arthur Bryant’s Kansas City, Missouri NOTE: This post has been updated.  CLICK HERE. Wilbert Harrison made Kansas City a singable destination in 1959 when his version of the song “Kansas City” topped both the R&B and Billboard charts.  The song not only earned him a place in the Grammy Awards Hall of Fame (posthumously in […]

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where do we go from here?….

Snow-bound. Happy (belated) new year, friends near and far! The first order of business, always, is to set the agenda. Due to a project I’m working on, I don’t expect to be doing as much travel in the first half of 2010. In fact, I’ve only scheduled three trips for the entire year.  And two […]

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where do we go from here?….

Snow-bound. Happy (belated) new year, friends near and far! The first order of business, always, is to set the agenda. Due to a project I’m working on, I don’t expect to be doing as much travel in the first half of 2010. In fact, I’ve only scheduled three trips for the entire year.  And two […]

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rumination 5: the last supper conundrum…

Mike Czyzewski over at The Budget College Cook blog emailed me with three well-traversed questions that, collectively, comprise what I call the “last supper” conundrum.  You can read about his final meal, and others’, including mine, on his blog. The task is preposterous.  One meal?  Are you serious?  I can’t even make up my mind […]

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rumination 5: the last supper conundrum…

Mike Czyzewski over at The Budget College Cook blog emailed me with three well-traversed questions that, collectively, comprise what I call the “last supper” conundrum.  You can read about his final meal, and others’, including mine, on his blog. The task is preposterous.  One meal?  Are you serious?  I can’t even make up my mind […]

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johnny, eat your heart out…

u.e.’s Lunch Box The holidays always makes one nostalgic, doesn’t it? Among the many things I’m thankful for this holiday season is my childhood, which was filled with so much adventure and good food. And they went hand-in-hand – almost literally – in this tidy little tin box that I carried to school every day […]

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johnny, eat your heart out…

u.e.’s Lunch Box The holidays always makes one nostalgic, doesn’t it? Among the many things I’m thankful for this holiday season is my childhood, which was filled with so much adventure and good food. And they went hand-in-hand – almost literally – in this tidy little tin box that I carried to school every day […]

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