Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 25 2015

Is there a message here?

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In the past few weeks, I have been gifted two different paracord bracelets by two different people who know me in two very different contexts. The first one came from the Alpha Geek … father of my youngest Goddaughter and one of my oldest and dearest Swedish friends. He knows our interest in the outdoors and fashion preferences well, …

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Nov 23 2015

Kate Winslet with an Aussie accent is all kinds of win

It’s no secret to readers of this blog that I am a long-time fan of Kate Winslet. She’s s been on my radar ever since her debut in Peter Jackson’s 1994 masterpiece “Heavenly Creatures.” What might not be quite as obvious is my love of Australian films. I thought it started with 1989’s Dead Calm …

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Nov 18 2015

London Report: late, short & sweet

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We had a lovely long weekend in London with our friends Chaundra and Drake, who were wonderful hosts, as usual. They have a knack for introducing us to new things, and this time they scored a daily-double. The first night it was their Raclette grill, a Swiss method of getting your dinner guests to cook for themselves similar …

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Nov 13 2015

London-bound because we’re really old

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Dr. Darling and I are headed to the city where we met in-person for the first time around this time of year back in 2000. It’s an anniversary that we tend to space, but this time we actually have tickets to see Dawn French‘s one-woman show “30 Million Minutes” … which is kind of special since …

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Nov 11 2015

More reasons to love Justin Trudeau

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On the heels of announcing that his cabinet would be 50% female “because it’s 2015”, Canada‘s new dynamic young Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is winning the internet all over again by appearing in a photo with a colleague’s adorable twin toddlers. Of course politicians scoring family values points by holding babies is not in any way new …

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Nov 08 2015

13 years later, Sweden discovers Half & Half

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It has always amused me that “The Land of 9 Different Grades of Cream” has nothing resembling my beloved Half & Half in its grocery store dairy cases. I basically had to mix up my own version until I switched to heavy whipping cream in my coffee in the summer of 2014. But recently, the …

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