rumination 38: bonfire of the vanities…

– All first-year law school students in the United States are introduced to American jurisprudence through six, core courses: Constitutional Law, Tort Law, Property Law, Contract Law, Civil Procedure, and some form of legal research and writing. Almost all law schools also require a course on the federal rules of evidence (commonly known simply as […]

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rumination 38: bonfire of the vanities…

– All first-year law school students in the United States are introduced to American jurisprudence through six, core courses: Constitutional Law, Tort Law, Property Law, Contract Law, Civil Procedure, and some form of legal research and writing. Almost all law schools also require a course on the federal rules of evidence (commonly known simply as […]

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rumination 26: show, don’t tell…

Yesterday, I was reminded of the most important lesson that I learned in my four years as a film and creative writing student in college: show, don’t tell.* After dining at Eleven Madison Park, which recently replaced its $125 prix-fixe menu with a $195 tasting menu focusing on New York-themed dishes, Pete Wells, the restaurant […]

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rumination 26: show, don’t tell…

Yesterday, I was reminded of the most important lesson that I learned in my four years as a film and creative writing student in college: show, don’t tell.* After dining at Eleven Madison Park, which recently replaced its $125 prix-fixe menu with a $195 tasting menu focusing on New York-themed dishes, Pete Wells, the restaurant […]

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rumination 13: if you build it…

One of the first things that people ask me is: Why Kansas City? No offense to the hard-working and wonderful chefs here – a few of whom I’ve befriended – it ain’t for the restaurant scene.  That’s for sure. I was born and raised here. My family is here. I enjoy the easy living. But […]

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rumination 13: if you build it…

One of the first things that people ask me is: Why Kansas City? No offense to the hard-working and wonderful chefs here – a few of whom I’ve befriended – it ain’t for the restaurant scene.  That’s for sure. I was born and raised here. My family is here. I enjoy the easy living. But […]

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rumination 11: i am the girl with golden hair…

I was forced to study two instruments as a child – one with keys and one with strings – a total of 10 years.  I took up a wind instrument on my own as an adolescent.  That one kept me occupied for seven years. Sadly, the only thing that those 17 years of musical training […]

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rumination 11: i am the girl with golden hair…

I was forced to study two instruments as a child – one with keys and one with strings – a total of 10 years.  I took up a wind instrument on my own as an adolescent.  That one kept me occupied for seven years. Sadly, the only thing that those 17 years of musical training […]

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rumination 6: the cheftestants v6.0…

I rarely watch the boob tube. When I do, it’s usually the news. But lately, the news has gotten so intolerable that I’ve shut that off too. When it comes to television culture post-2002, I’m rather clueless.  With the tee vee shows I do like to watch – The Big Bang Theory, for example – […]

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rumination 6: the cheftestants v6.0…

I rarely watch the boob tube. When I do, it’s usually the news. But lately, the news has gotten so intolerable that I’ve shut that off too. When it comes to television culture post-2002, I’m rather clueless.  With the tee vee shows I do like to watch – The Big Bang Theory, for example – […]

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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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