Monthly Archives: January 2014

Sandwich Difficulty of Nine

  Is there a correlation between difficulty to eat and gastro-enjoyment? I was confronted with question last night when I ordered a sandwich at Mort’s Deli. It was called the Toots. The complexity of the sandwich was apparent from the … Continue reading

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The Great Belt Burning of 2014

  I was in a mall today. This is usually significant because I rarely go to malls and the whole shopping experience just exhausts me. Today was different because I went to a mall to go to a movie and so … Continue reading

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A Time To Innovate, A Time to Not

Urban Gorilla Program. That’s what I thought the headline read at the Como Zoo web site. How my brain managed to add the “Urban” part I don’t know. But the damage was done and could not be undone. My first … Continue reading

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A Lighter Side of Communism

It’s a four letter word. Communism, that is. I find it humorous people still throw it around as an insult as if the Red Scare were still going on. I guess maybe for some people it still is, though sometimes … Continue reading

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One Lamp to Rule Them All

What possessed you to make an Eye of Sauron lamp? That was a question someone asked when I showed them the finished product. I loved that question. Partially because it had no detectable mockery of my nerdery, but mostly because … Continue reading

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A Little Cheesecake to Warm the Soul

  It’s cold. No question about that. When it’s cold you try to find anyway to stay warm. Curl up in bed under the electric blanket. Sit in the sauna. Work out. Go south. Or you can try cheesecake. yes, … Continue reading

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In Search of Gritty Cuisine

Coal-fired oven. For me this notion conjures up visions of industrial era London caked in soot. And the Black Sheep, pizza shop that uses coal-fired ovens, had that promise of olden days written all over it. When we got the … Continue reading

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