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[19 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 3,468 views]
On Equality and Absinthe

Today, I read an amazing article in the New York Times starring Brandon and his boyfriend, Benn. The article details how Brandon and Benn decided to move to London together (Benn is British) after Benn was unable to renew his work visa. The article poignantly shows — through interviews with Brandon and Benn, a photo slideshow, and audio, the painful experience of leaving your country, line of work, family, and closest friends in order to stay with the person they love.
I was reminded how lucky I am to know my friend …

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[13 May 2009 | 7 Comments | 1,142 views]
Are You a Local Lucy?

Read a fascinating article in the New York Times about how some large companies are trying to cash in on the “eat local” movement. The following excerpt jumped out at me:
Reporter: “Frito-Lay is one of several big companies that, along with some large-scale farming concerns, are embracing a broad interpretation of what eating locally means. This mission creep has the original locavores choking on their yerba mate.”
Inside my head: Yerba mate isn’t grown locally in the U.S., is it? A quick check on Wikipedia confirmed that yerba mate is a …

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[18 Nov 2008 | 2 Comments | 989 views]

Growing up in the suburbs, I was always keenly aware of “city kids” who were so much more sophisticated, had way more life experience than I did. I am now 30 and the city kid featured in this New York Times article is 12. He’s a better restaurant reviewer than me. He owns a cable-knit sweater vest. And to top it all off, he gets free desserts just for showing up. Humph. Click on the photo below for the complete disturbing/adorable story:

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