An Italian Dish – American Style

When you think Italian, most people picture delicious food. You know… fabulous pasta dishes like you’d order at Olive Garden and Johnny Carino’s! This was the perception I had until a visit to Italy last fall.  My sister, even less willing to try new things than me, tried to stick to the “safe” items on…
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The Annual Flood Fight

There are a few things I’ve never figured out: the “Please Call Again” signs which hang from a door of a facility you’re exiting, why two cheeseburgers are cheaper than a McDouble (no cheese, one bun) at McDonalds, the concept of fire drills, which continuously instill a lackadaisical attitude about an emergency situation, and why…
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Public Grooming

It’s amazing what some people do in public.  Not amazing as in heroically saving a grandma from getting clobbered by a bus or picking up the tab for the person behind you in the drive-thru. Amazing as in I-can’t-believe-you-just-did-that-and-now-you’re-doing-it-again-please-stop-now kind of amazing. So not really all that amazing. I’m not solely referring to the people…
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