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The Food Trends Fallacy And What To Do About It

To prepare for the New Year, I did what all conscientious food writers do. I Googled food trends and although a bit blown away by the more than sixteen pages, I scrolled through the litany of food trend predictions. This meant wading through a pea soup…

January 5, 2018
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Is What You Taste All In The Perception?

I recently had a run-in with a sweetbread and decided it was offal. Stop looking at me funny. That was a pun. We were ordering dinner at a restaurant celebrated for its way with food and opted for the “tasting menu.” Before a crumb…

October 6, 2017
If You Could Read My Mind Love
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If You Could Read My Mind, Love

I had lunch with a colleague the other day. In-between appointments, he’d suggested Red Robin, a quick-casual food place that holds a spot in my heart from college, not the least because of the collection of Zombie goblets Dr. K and I “acquired” back then…

March 31, 2017
Immigrant Life: Taking Off the Cone of Shame
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Immigrant Life: Taking Off the Cone of Shame

Hi. My name is Moro. I am a Shiba Inu puppy. There’s a meme that went viral on the Internet about another Shiba Inu like me, a dog they call “Doge.” The meme shows pictures of this yellow dog with lots of silly words scribbled all over…

November 4, 2016
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Grocery Stores Need Emoticons, Too

Facebook finally stepped up to the plate a few months ago, allowing users to do more than “Like” a friend’s post. The social media life controller even labeled what clicking on a “Sad” emoticon is called in Facebookland. Now when your friend’s dog goes to the big squirrel…

April 1, 2016
What's On Your Go-to-Heck List
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What’s On Your Go-to-Heck List?

The original concept for this post was to philosophize about what is on my go-to-hell list, but as I was developing the idea, there were urgings from some in the peanut gallery that I remain euphemistically positive. I debated the issue with them and fought like heck…

February 19, 2016
Happy Hashtag Holidays
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Happy Hashtag Holidays!

It used to be that all the information you needed to make your loved ones happy during the holidays were the names of Santa’s reindeer, the P.O. Box for the North Pole, a carton of milk in the fridge, and a plate of cookies. An optional…

December 18, 2015
Paying for our pesky, inner superhero.
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Paying For Our Pesky Inner Hero

Most times, I really do tell the truth. But friends generally think I’m gearing up to tell a story. I think the problem lies in the fact that I am a writer of fiction, hence friends who read my posts on Facebook might question whether something…

December 12, 2014