Our Travels Outside the U.S., Part 2

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  Mary Jane                      Dave Most Fun Countries    1. Italy                                 Italy 2. Australia                        Australia 3. Ireland                    … Read More

Our Travels Outside the U.S.

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My wife and I, over the years, have visited 33 countries other than our U.S. travels–but not always together. For example, I’ve never visited Ireland and Mary Jane’s never been to China. We polled each other independently about our trips, and below are the results. Mary Jane                            … Read More

A Pasta Dinner from Trader Joe’s

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No, Trader Joe’s is not restaurant, so you can’t order this dish to go. And it doesn’t come frozen, either. What Trader Joe’s has is a selection of delicious raviolis, at least five of them. The ones I’m familiar are Lobster, Cacio e Pepe (Cheese and Pepper), Porcini Mushroom and Truffle, Butternut Squash, and Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato. The … Read More

How I Became Patient

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I have always been an impatient person. I hated waiting in line, being stuck in traffic, and was intolerant of people who couldn’t make decisions. Then, nearly two years ago, while typing, I noticed that what I had typed was gibberish. Then I started drooling. Oh shit, I thought, I’m having a stroke. My wife drove me to a nearby … Read More

Three “Word Crutches” Everyone Should Avoid

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Consider these three headlines: 1. “A thousand people were summoned for jury duty in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing. Less than half showed up.”– CNN.com, October 29, 2021. 2. “DC-Baltimore region braces for tidal flooding that could be the worst in two decades.”–CNN.com, October 29, 2021. 3. “Over 100,000 copies in print.”–Publishers Weekly and hundreds of other publications. So, … Read More