Category Archives: Humor

Cultural Anthropology & the American Dive Bar

I’ve always had a fascination with dive bars. They’re cozy, tucked away establishments. A totem of neighborhood culture, where the staff appreciate you for tipping well and the walls are festooned with artifacts revering heroes – alive and departed. A … Continue reading

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Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs: “You Might Have to Cook for 20 Guys Someday.”

One of my favorite scenes in The Godfather involved Peter Clemenza (played by the late Richard S. Castellano), Capo to Don Vito Corleone, preparing his meatball sauce for a bunch of mob guys in the kitchen. Clemenza gives a brief … Continue reading

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Birthday Observations Early in the Morning…

My birthday’s today. It’s 2:48am and I’ve got life lessons to share. Taking into account my insomnia, please permit me to convey what I’ve acquired over the past 44 years. I hope the following words benefit my readers, from Russia … Continue reading

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Blue Apron Confidential!

“You gotta eat everything in the box, or it’ll go to waste,” My friend said over the phone. Whenever she travels for work, she offers me the chance to housesit. This gets me outta Virginia and provides an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Year’s End and Biting Off the Polar Bear’s Head…

Sorry for not producing much content for December. It was a busy month with a few lows and one big freakin’ high point, which I’ll post and discuss during the spring of next year. All the same, Christmas hasn’t been … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Amazing Collard Greens Recipe…

I wanted to end the month on a positive note, so I’ll do that by sharing a comfort food recipe that my grandmother and mother prepared around the Thanksgiving holiday: collard greens. This side dish is prepared throughout much of … Continue reading

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The Laughing Buddha & The Cornish Pasty…

I straddle my mountain bike, christened “The Goose,” atop a hill on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, (the W&OD). This portion of the hill intersects with Buckthorn Lane and Hunter Mill Road, near Vienna, Virginia. The trail propels cyclists … Continue reading

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