Category Archives: beverages

Grocery Store Adventures

Trying new foods and snacks is not a particularly daunting task, but it still takes some nerve.  I mean, if you buy something you hate, you feel like you wasted your money.  That might not weigh heavily on you, especially … Continue reading

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Playing Hooky

I played hooky from school today. I know I am the teacher, and technically it isn’t hooky, but it feels so much better to say it that way. It means all the indulgences of today (a couple of which I … Continue reading

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The Snow Danced

It is not often that perfect moments happen in the morning. It is, after all, morning.  However, yesterday was an exception worth noting. I alit from the bus last because I had become absorbed in my book and needed time … Continue reading

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Coffee Cups and Confrontations

It is a scene I see to often. A person, standing in front of the subway door, leaning ever so slightly forward as if they are going to spring out the doorway and dash up the steps as soon as … Continue reading

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On The Day That Winter Returns

Every day we have coffee at work. We were told that we had won some kind of customer satisfaction survey and that is why we had it at first.  We even had some breakfast bars and fruit.  Then, we were … Continue reading

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Taking Time for Tea

  When I lived in Japan, one of my students was a rather revered master of the tea ceremony.  On one occasion, my roommate and I were invited by her to participate in one.  It is highly ritualistic and at times beautiful.  It … Continue reading

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So That’s It for 2017

Around this time, people are either summing up last year, or thinking ahead to the new year. If I am actually being honest, most people summed up last year by the stroke of midnight last night.  Kudos to them.  I … Continue reading

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Vacation Beer

Whenever I travel, I try and sample the local brew.  I am not here to review it, but rather show you a collection of pictures.  It isn’t fair to review vacation beer because it always tastes better than regular beer–don’t … Continue reading

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More Bitter Than Sweet

I’ve been here twice, yet barely scratched the surface.  As I prepare to leave, my mind and soul desperately wonder if I have done enough.  Have I lived and breathed?  Have I left the tiniest of marks on the city? … Continue reading

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