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Hilo Burger Joint

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A long-time friend from my early teaching days contacted me recently to catch up. We visited Hilo Burger Joint in downtown Hilo where he clearly was a regular. They knew his drink and… Continue reading

Last Day in NYC — Harlem, Gospel, Pasta, Waitress

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Our last day in NYC started with a tour to Harlem to experience a Sunday morning gospel choir service. Before heading to church, the tour stopped at the landmark Apollo Theater where we… Continue reading

Only Live Once: Black Truffle Goodies!

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By Misty I. Why did the truffle get invited to the party?   Cause he’s a fungi! I think you need the following two items in your life (like ASAP!) if you like truffles.… Continue reading

Christmas means Time with Family and Friends

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How was your Christmas holiday? As you know, my children are getting older which means I am also getting older. I am trying to really enjoy each moment I have with my family… Continue reading

New York City — Day 2 — Bagels, Food, Walking, and a Pint

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On our second day in NYC, Connie wanted to try some NY bagels.  We turned to Yelp to find some good bagels in our area.  We found a shop called Best Bagels &… Continue reading

Only Easy: Christmas Cookies

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By Misty I. Merry Christmas! It is my sincere hope that you are rejoicing in the magic of the season and instead of overspending you are enjoying the simple things. Perhaps you’ve already… Continue reading

New York City — ABC Cocina and Beautiful

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The week is over and we left Philadelphia on Amtrak and headed to New York City.  I love the energy of NYC.   At the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, we found the Red… Continue reading

Only Necessary: The Problem with “Just In Case”

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By Misty I. We’ve all done it. We buy something “just in case.” I’m not talking about gasoline or toilet paper, we actually need those things. Currently, anyway. I’m talking about all the… Continue reading

Philadelphia Day 3-Nan Zhou and Reading Terminal

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After the morning sessions at the conference, we went out to lunch in the neighborhood to Nan Zhou where they serve an incredible hand-drawn noodle soup. I ordered the House Special Noodle Soup… Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2018 Reflections

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How was your Thanksgiving?  Whenever November rolls around, I get reflective. I reflect on what I did this past year and what I want to achieve in the coming year. I think about… Continue reading