New Paris Bakery

A Taste of Paris Around the Corner

I’ve lived in my current apartment for almost two years, and I’ve walked by a shop around the corner called New Paris Bakery countless times for almost two years. It never looked open when I happened to be walking by. It has old-timey ephemera displayed in the windows, including a sign announcing a 100-year-anniversary celebration […]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

South Africa and Tibet

I really miss live music and I often wonder when concerts will return. And I wonder when I will feel safe enough to attend a concert. All I know for sure is that it will be a transcendent experience and there will be tears. For now, I am grateful for the virtual concert experiences that […]

Robert Reich

The System

I’d heard Robert Reich’s name and seen friends share his social media posts for years, but I hadn’t heard him speak until recently. My local library sent an email promoting an upcoming live Zoom webinar with him, during which he would speak about his latest book, The System. So I eagerly registered. Watching him speak […]

poori

Deep Fried…But Whole Wheat…

Our local pizza shop started serving Indian food. We tried it a few months ago and enjoyed it. We don’t eat much Indian food because there’s a dearth of the cuisine in our area. Also, I don’t do much in the way of spices, to put it mildly. See what I did there? Mild is […]

Athletic Brewing IPA

A Non-Alcoholic Beer That Tastes Like Beer

I received a sample of a non-alcoholic beer recently. I didn’t have high expectations, since, well, I’ve never heard of a good-tasting non-alcoholic beer. So imagine my surprise when I tasted Athletic Brewing’s IPA and it actually tasted like beer! I was thrilled by this discovery and ordered more almost immediately. If you like the […]