Monthly Archives: April 2016

Birth of the Cool

If you receive this blog by email, to listen to the video while reading, click on the post title, Birth of the Cool. My first exposure, at age twenty-nine, to modern and contemporary art was at Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center. I’d … Continue reading

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Pursuing the Pupusa: Salsa Roja

“Always stand in the longest food line.” In 2010, after waiting fifteen minutes under a spring sun at the Des Moines Saturday Farmers Market, we were rewarded with a hot, cheesy, crispy, juicy, pupusa with curtido and spicy red sauce. Don’t think … Continue reading

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Didn’t it rain

Most of Houston is located on gulf coastal plains, built on marshes, swampland, and prairie, with Downtown standing less than 50′ above sea level—flooding is a recurring problem. Our apartment sits on Brays Bayou, which runs through the Texas Medical … Continue reading

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In the know? Buttered onion tomato sauce

I try to keep up on current trends, listen to music on Spotify, know who Ilana and Abbi are, watch the news (well, right there I’ve committed myself to the geriatric group), and read Buzzfeed but I fear that I’m falling … Continue reading

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Texas Justice

Since we’ve been in Houston, I’ve driven mostly in the swankier parts of town—Rice Village, Bellaire, the Museum District, Braeswood—with brick houses as big as a church, beautiful old trees, and manicured green hedges, with seldom a soul in sight.  … Continue reading

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Ya Deyni! Lebanese food from the heart: Imjudadah

If you receive this post via email, click on the post title, “Ya Deyni! Lebanese food from the heart”, to watch the video below while reading.   In third grade, I was convinced that I was adopted. Maybe I belonged … Continue reading

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