My Post Got Picked Up!!!!!

A blogger once told me – celebrate all your blogging victories – big, little, everything – in your blog.  So here is my celebration!!!! This is totally exciting to me! And, at least for my blog, this victory was pretty big. My post called American Airlines First Class Domestic Meals (which I published on July 16, 2017)…

Grow Your Own

When I write about food, it is typically about food in an amazing restaurant or on an airplane. In this post I will discuss food in a very different way. Now for those of you who thought this post was about weed (pot, maryjane, marijuana, 420, whatever), sorry to disappoint. Its about coming home to so…

Liquor Stores and Manicurists

Two storefronts struck me as “interesting” recently.  Amazon has got nothing on these places. One is a liquor store in Salem, Massachusetts and the other a manicurist in San Francisco.  Too bad they are 3000 miles apart (4800 km).  If they were both close by and I wanted a manicure and a cocktail, not sure…

Exploring Franz Josef Glacier

One of the most brilliant places to go any time of year is New Zealand.   The North Island of New Zealand made my Top 12 Places I’ve Been To That I Recommend For You list, specifically the region between Rotorua and Tongariro National Park.  This post takes a look at one of my trips to…

American Airlines First Class Domestic Meals

I believe American Airlines has given up on caring about its domestic first class meals. I have reviewed their meals three times in 2017: American Airlines Food Fail (based on the title you can predict my conclusion) Airplanes and Food – AA First Class Meal Review (this had one bad meal and one good meal) Turnips, Spinach,…

Scorpion Lollipops Revisited and Other Yummy Lil’ Things

My friend Tanya recently started a blog called Yummy Lil’ Things.  Its a happy and practical blog about food. Tanya is really funny and nice and often breaks into random non sequitur animal sounds, so definitely check out her writing. Now you might be wondering, “OK Paul, but what does that have to do with Scorpions…

Drinking “Moonshine” In Dallas

Considering my recent post about 6 things I like about Dallas, Tx and 6 unusual things, I went to a whiskey bar there (see Dallas like #3) with a cool cat from California (see oddity #6).   We went a “Moonshine” bar called Mash’d in Frisco.  To get to Frisco, take the Dallas North Tollway North (see oddity #1). What is…

Dallas, Texas, USA

This post is 6 things I like about Dallas and 6 things I find unusual about Dallas.  I come to Dallas fairly frequently, mostly just to pay my bills.  Like Los Angeles, it is hard to talk about the city itself, because the greater Dallas metropolis is vast. 6 Things I Like About Dallas Dallas…

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

Over the July 4 holiday, my whole family and a few friends had crabs.  (For any messed up people reading this, no – not those kind.)  We had a bushel of Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs, #1 Jimmies, steamed with Old Bay Spice.   Wonderful. You Actually Eat Those Things As my friend from Chicago said:…

Fayette Street Grille in Conshohocken

I went to the Fayette Street Grille in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania for dinner this week. One simple word describes the food, ambiance, and service: Wonderful! Fayette Street Grille is a small, foodie-style, BYOB that offers a 3 course dinner menu for a mere $38 including starter, entrée, and dessert.   Additionally, if you do not have a…

Reflections on the 4th of July

“….one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” – United States Pledge of Allegiance The United States of America is a great nation.  We consistently celebrate a peaceful democracy, we are leaders in innovation, we have stood up to the face of world war, and we take pride in opportunity, freedom, and…

Fruits and Nuts in the Backyard

Once again, a post about Food.  Also known as Berry Berry Good. Q. What do you call a sad strawberry? A.  A blueberry. I am in Maryland at someone’s house and I wanted some fruit. They told me to venture to the backyard and help myself.  How wonderful it was, sustainable, fresh, organic fruit, picked…