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My Eyes are Happy! Quotables from Peeps, 4:30 a.m. Version

My Eyes are Happy! Quotables from Peeps, 4:30 a.m. Version

Once quotable sayings from my peeps jump into my verbal repertoire, they hunker down to stay for good. Some are profound, some are practical, some are playful, but they’re all memorable.

Another Restaurant Find in London: Com Viet, the Best Vietnamese Food I’ve Had in the UK, or Maybe Anywhere

Another Restaurant Find in London: Com Viet, the Best Vietnamese Food I’ve Had in the UK, or Maybe Anywhere

Folks, this restaurant is a jewel. If you go to London, go to Com Viet. Just trust me. You’ll get your happy back.

A Respite in Covent Garden’s Floral Court

A Respite in Covent Garden’s Floral Court

Just around the corner from crowded Covent Garden in London, I found an unexpected peaceful haven, a magical courtyard. I had entered another dimension, Harry Potter-style.

Pizza for Apres-Ski? Yes!

Pizza for Apres-Ski? Yes!

A return to the slopes provided a fierce hunger and Amica’s Pizza in Salida beckoned to us from the street. What a great choice!

Big Sky for NaHaiWriMo

Big Sky for NaHaiWriMo

The sky over South Park Valley demands a haiku today, the first day of NaHaiWriMo 2020.

Super Food for the Super Bowl

Super Food for the Super Bowl

Here are a few nostalgic recipes for your Super Bowl snack consideration, from the annals of the Glover Gardens Cookbook.

I Crashed a Bachelorette Party / We’ll Always Be a Part of Each Other’s Stories

I Crashed a Bachelorette Party / We’ll Always Be a Part of Each Other’s Stories

These Wisconsin women exuded that effortless effervescence of youth when I met them by chance at the Electric Owl in Los Angeles.

The completely correct guide to eating and drinking on a plane

The completely correct guide to eating and drinking on a plane

I’m sharing this article from the Washington Post as a public service to all travelers.

January Dreaming: A Brighter Shade of Pale

January Dreaming: A Brighter Shade of Pale

Paperwhites don’t know anything about this sad month with no major celebrations.

Peacefulness and Pigeons in the Courtyard at the Museum of Edinburgh

Peacefulness and Pigeons in the Courtyard at the Museum of Edinburgh

On a solo visit to the wonderful Museum of Edinburgh, I spent some time in the courtyard and caught these pigeons courting.

January Dreaming: the Simple Elegance of a Summer Starter in Paris

January Dreaming: the Simple Elegance of a Summer Starter in Paris

For a moment, I was transported to 1950s Paris, walking along the River Seine, an accordian playing La Vie en Rose, the musician wearing a beret…ah, summer in Paris.

Truths from the Mouths of Babes

Truths from the Mouths of Babes

Crepo Elementary School fourth-grader Brandon Curbow tackled the timely topics of school safety and gun control while presenting his winning speech at the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition.

Martin Luther King Day Haiku

Martin Luther King Day Haiku

Inclusiveness is the only way we can ever be whole.

Easy Side Dish Recipe: Pan-Fried Risotto Cakes

Easy Side Dish Recipe: Pan-Fried Risotto Cakes

Making risotto cakes from leftover risotto is super-easy, and super-good.

Birdhouse Mindfulness

Birdhouse Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness, I really looked at this bird house when I came upon it in a friend’s yard. What would it look like to a bird?

January Dreaming: An Afternoon of Wine Flights and Friends at Thornton Winery

January Dreaming: An Afternoon of Wine Flights and Friends at Thornton Winery

Thornton Winery bills itself as Temecula’s Original Champagne House, so of course we had to go there. We had a marvelous time enjoying the wines and our wide-ranging conversations.


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