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Dijon Mushroom Meatless Cutlets

Oh, Pinterest. My cooking hobby would not be what it is today without the aid of this addicting wonderful website. Browsing brings so many ideas of new dishes to experiment with in my kitchen. Usually, I follow the recipes I select pretty closely at first. Sometimes they seep into longterm memory, and I […]

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Sixth Grade Justice

Depending on how things go with this election, the United States Supreme Court may finally review whether I should have been awarded a point on a quiz in sixth grade. Allow me to explain. As was bound to happen, someone has filed a lawsuit challenging whether Ted Cruz can serve […]

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Resolved: 2016

I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions. Today, that didn’t change. But a few things that I would really like to make realities in my life came to mind as I was cooking this evening. And it’s still January, so I supposed it’s not too late to dub these […]

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My Beloved World

Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World, New York: Penguin Random House, 2013. Rita Moreno, narrator, Random House, Inc., 2013.  Justice Sotomayor’s moving memoir is a perfect example of why biographies should make up a portion of a reader’s regular literary diet. Biographies and memoirs provide inspiration and motivation, either out of […]

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Happy Birthday Duke

While “surfing” the world wide web today, I stumbled across Google’s tribute doodle for Duke Kahanamoku’s 125th birthday. Seeing this did not help reduce the desire to return to the Aloha state that I’ve had for the last several…days? weeks? months? ever minute since we left? Thank goodness for pictures, though, that can […]