Shanghai while sick, days 2 and 3

This has been an odd vacation: I’ve been struggling with still being sick (I came down with a virus infection less than a week before we left) and with having no energy due to weirdness with the timing of taking my Synthroid. The Synthroid thing really threw me — hard. Here’s the thing: this is Read more about Shanghai while sick, days 2 and 3[…]

Day 1 in Shanghai, in incomplete sentences

Idea borrowed from Jae from her updates about her most recent vacation. I love the idea of documenting highlights, but not bothering to write up whole sentences and paragraphs to describe what can be 90% summed up in loose phrases. Day 1: Survived 14 hour flight with massive head congestion: blew through 3 pocket packs Read more about Day 1 in Shanghai, in incomplete sentences[…]

I knew it was coming, but I hate that it had to happen. Studs Terkel died.

STUDS TERKEL: Studs Terkel dead — chicagotribune.com: The author-radio host-actor-activist and Chicago symbol has died. “My epitaph? My epitaph will be ‘Curiosity did not kill this cat,’” he once said. I stood in line behind Studs Terkel at Treasure Island once when I was in college. I was looking at him pretty intently, I guess, Read more about I knew it was coming, but I hate that it had to happen. Studs Terkel died.[…]

Nashville just got a little more perfect

I don’t know how I missed the news that my favorite local cafe and patisserie, Provence, is now partnering with Intelligentsia Coffee. From Chicago. It’s my favorite coffee EV-AR. I detect the need to modify my daily commute so that I head downtown before leaving the city on my way to the exurbs each morning: Read more about Nashville just got a little more perfect[…]

Lessons from our cruise vacation

Next time you think you’re signing up for a veg*n cruise, check to make sure you’re not in fact signing up for one on holistic health and macrobiotics with just a hint of patience for veg*ns. However, if you do find yourself on a holistic/macrobiotic/veg*n cruise, you will eat far, far better than you initially Read more about Lessons from our cruise vacation[…]