Tagged: travel

Eating Like a Roman

Doing the cooking, or being a good cook in the way that modern-day foodies want to demonstrate to their friends, was not something a Roman host aspired to. There were people for that.

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Dream coaches and origami

Dream coaches and origami

I am solidly into my road trip now. I arrived in Phoenix on Monday after a very fast drive from Santa Clarita, California. I was simply amazed by the trip east on I-10. I...

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Parents Away I: Time-Share Gauntlet

You probably already know how these promotions work. When you arrive, sales associates carefully shepherd you around the finished sections of the facilities, plumping you like cattle at the feedlot. Then they lock you in a room, desperately latch on to you like lampreys, and interrogate you for hours about your life and finances in order to make you divulge something — anything — that could be used to coax, coddle, guilt, or pry you into signing the papers that make you a part-time owner of one of the units.

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Moist towelettes, creativity, and cavemen

Remember when going to KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) always meant grabbing extra paper napkins to clean up? From my earliest recollections of KFC, greasy hands were always a result of the finger lickin’ good...

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Elvis and Ole Miss

Sunday I arrived in the land of Elvis. My departure from Seattle en route to Little Rock did not come off like clock work, in fact because of the ‘clock’ I missed my initial...

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