Paolo

As I was scanning my facebook feed this morning, I found an unexpected and sad announcement that a former vox-neighbor and blogger-friend, Paolo Presta, had died. Paolo was an Italian who lived near Toronto and wrote the blog “How We Eat”. He was a vibrant advocate of slow food and healthy eating. Though most of…

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Help! Help! A Giant Squid!

One of the things that a pale, befreckled person looks forward to during a beach vacation is reading. Reading on the shady deck in the morning, reading on the couch at midday and reading under an umbrella while out on the sand. And the book that I was most looking forward to reading was one…

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Let’s Fete Grandpa!

Or Grandma, in this case, I suppose…. Some folks might say that some wedding in England was THE SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR, but I can assure you that those folks are wrong wrong wrong. This past weekend, the Beloved and I ventured north to Sacramento to hang with and celebrate the birthday of our…

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A League of My Own

When I moved to San Diego from Northern Illinois, the great weather here almost compelled me to start doing things outside. One of the things that I started doing was playing tennis.  I had played a little when I was in high school and college, though during college and grad school I played a lot…

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Happy F-F-F-F-Fourth of July

Yesterday, Cori and Noelle came over to visit for Independence Day.  Cori and I had vowed to play some tennis and so when they came over in the afternoon, we started talking about books and we looked at our rackets and talked about traveling.  And then it was happy hour.  Sorry, tennis. Maybe next time.…

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Aloha Means Hello!

So, The Beloved has a couple of friends from grad school that usually try to have a "girls weekend" somewhere fun.  This year one of the pals is celebrating a milestone birthday and so wanted to do something special. It was decided early on that this trip wouldn't be just a girls weekend, but would…

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Have a Nice Bay!

Good weekend at the The Aerie this past weekend.  The Big Event was hosting a dinner at our house taking advantage of Cori’s visiting from NorCal.  She, Noelle and Janette (with hubby and kids) came over for drinks, dinner and dessert in the back yard.  It was really a blast and Penny made a friend…

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