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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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A Visit to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture…

When approaching the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the first thing I notice is its size. “Monolithic” comes to mind. On the National Mall of Washington, D.C., the trapezoidal prism encompasses five-acres. Its scale placed into … Continue reading

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The Coca-Cola Pig

Friday – 7:30PM Harper maneuvers through the small crowd, bottlenecked between the hostess’ podium and the restaurant’s doorway. A chilled whiff from the AC teases my sweaty shirt. He’s already shaking his head before the door closes. “Twenty-minute wait,” he … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Parody: A Letter from Strong-but-Vulnerable, Dark Secret T-Shirt Dude

  Hey Ladies, It’s me, Strong-but-Vulnerable Dark Secret T-shirt Dude, and I just wanna send you a few words of love on this Valentine’s Day.  Right now, it’s early morning.  I’m writing this love message on artisanal stationary with a … Continue reading

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