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When One Receives a Lunch

I don’t know whether it is a universal truth, but I tend to think food made by other people–and I am not talking about restaurants, though it is sometimes the case, but also sometimes not–tastes better than food you make … Continue reading

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A Good Kind of Quiet

Friday had a weird component to it that only now, upon reflection, I understand as Today’s Perfect Moment. Upon further reflection, I wonder if those are the Most Perfect Moments. I work in a noisy environment. I don’t mean mechanically … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

I wish I could write that I have completely overhauled my diet. I wish I could honestly tell you that I have given up junk food, stopped snacking between meals and that my love affair with pizza (who loves me … Continue reading

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Korean Lunch

I feel as though I am losing my chopsticks skill. If you looked at the picture, you have probably already realized that I am not talking about those piano skills that too many of us claim to have. I am … Continue reading

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My Own Seinfeld Moment

For those of us of a certain age or of a certain generation, it seems appropriate that, at times, our life resembles a Seinfeld episode. Watching my student eat her chocolate chip muffin with chopsticks provoked a few thoughts from … 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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Sandwich Mindfulness

So often we are rushed. Rushed to do our work.  Rushed to make better use of our time.  Rushed to finish a project.  Rushed to finish work so we can rush home and rush around before going to bed. Today, … Continue reading

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Challenging the Food Rut

Part of the quest for the better me is a quest to eat better and eat different.  The better is pretty obvious, but the different is somewhat less so.  In most things in life, I really like change.  I don’t … Continue reading

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May 23, 2014 A Fleeting Flirtation

A perfect moment came from an innocent flirtation while waiting for my teen burger.  She, pretty and friendly, was looking for a quick meal between publishing meetings.  I have to believe that I sensed these things about her before I … Continue reading

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