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We’re All Being Watched

It seems there are more and more people that are terrified of government spying.   Sure the NSA leaks from earlier this year gave those people good reason to be … Continue reading

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Top Chef Boston Episode 9: Big Sausage

I always wonder how I’d do as a contestant on Top Chef.  Obviously, as a corporate schmuck with self-taught culinary skills, I’d get smoked.  Like beaten bad smoked, not woodchip smoked. … Continue reading

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The Best Sandwich in Ann Arbor is at…

I think I’ve found the best sandwich in Ann Arbor, and it’s not who you think it is. I t’s not the multi-million dollar specialty food juggernaut who’s name begins … Continue reading

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Are You a Hot Sauce Fiend?

How many of you are hot sauce fiends?   I’m not talking about a couple dashes on eggs and the occasional chicken wing.  I’m talking  the kind of fiend that puts … Continue reading

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Drugs ‘n’ Country

I’m sick. And tired. Auditions for our middle school’s spring musical were this week.   As music director, I ran the singing part of the auditions so I had to … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Top Chef Boston Episode 8: Clean-up in Aisle 21

Previous  Episode * I’m sure many of you (read: maybe 1 or 2) are wondering about my writing process for these Top Chef recaps.   Do I take notes while I … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 6 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – Creed

In addition to a couple dozen half-written posts, I have a whole list of ideas for future ones.   Some are whole paragraphs, but most are just one sentence.   This … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Boston Episode 7: Restaurant Wars

Previous Episode Next Episode  * Dagnabbit!! At the end of the last episode the previews said, “later this season…”  I thought for sure that the show would be taking a … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Guilty Pleasures Recycled – The Pussycat Dolls

How’s that turkey hangover going?  (For those of you in Greece, I’m talking about the bird served as food here in the US, not your ongoing disagreements with the country … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Long Awkward Pause’s Holiday Wine Buying Guide

Originally posted on Long Awkward Pause:
Ahhh, it’s that time of year again.  All those drunken family get-togethers, work events, neighborhood gatherings all filled with merriment, dancing, and probably a…

November 24, 2014 · 3 Comments
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