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  • STICKY FUN

    Silly, but awesome. A recent trip to Staples for the all too often blood-letting purchase of printer ink led me to this beauty:   It now sits on my desk and makes me smile. Claire, martinis at work?  Doesn’t that significantly alter the learning environment? Someone brilliant over at Scotch brand knows how to make me smile! Oh, and it’s Friday! ... Read More »
  • KEEPING YOUR COOL

    KEEPING YOUR COOL

  • PUB LIFE

    PUB LIFE

  • BOUTIQUE ITALIAN WINES

    BOUTIQUE ITALIAN WINES

    Get your pen ready! Here come spectacular recommendations for small-vineyard Italian wines.  You won’t hear about the big joints at all, but instead, the small players, the individuals who have passed down their love of grapes through generations.  These are vintners interested in exploring and exploiting the possibilities in their vines, not glutting the market with “good enough”. I was ... Read More »
  • EARLY MOTHER’S DAY!

    EARLY MOTHER’S DAY!

  • FAVORITE AIRPORT BAR?

    FAVORITE AIRPORT BAR?

  • HOW WE MOURN

    HOW WE MOURN

    On May 4th, my grandmother passed away. It does blunt the edge of my sadness a bit to realize (and be grateful) that she was a strong, vital presence in my life for over 30 years.  She was not a vague idea of “grandmother,” but someone I knew and loved and respected. As happens after a death, there are details ... Read More »
  • CHANNELING GRANDMA

    CHANNELING GRANDMA

  • JUST DESSERTS

    JUST DESSERTS

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