Daily Archives: October 1, 2016

You May Not Be Interested In War, But War Is Interested In You

The United States is often considered, even by its own citizens (particularly those of leftist political leanings) as an immensely militaristic nation.  This is a particularly irritating cross to bear for those Americans who travel abroad, particularly those of us … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Indigo Girls

There are times when one looks at the sales record of a group that has had enduring influence and realizes that they were much more popular than you had thought. Such was the case for me when I examined the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking

Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking:  150 Delicious And Simple Dishes That Anyone Can Cook, by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali Even when one reads cookbooks that offer a lot of recipes that one cannot or will not eat for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The North African Kitchen

The North African Kitchen:  Regional Recipes And Stories, by Fiona Dunlop, photographs by Simon Wheeler In looking at this book, it is obvious that there is a fair amount of padding involved in order to get this book close to … Continue reading

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