Category Archives: Museums

Extremely young and incredibly cool

If you receive this blog via an email from Marla in the Kitchen, listen to Chet Baker playing Elvis Costello’s “Almost Blue” by clicking on the post title. It’s raining sideways, street gutters are full, mud is sliding, pedestrians are dripping—where … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara from home: One pot pasta

The week before we left Santa Barbara I planned to spend one more day downtown visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Then the Sweetie said, “Are you going to the Santa Barbara County Courthouse? I hear it’s spectacular.” … Continue reading

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The Buddha and me: Buddha bowl with quinoa

If you receive this blog via your email and would like to listen to the video and see the header picture, click on the post title and you will go to the blog website. When I took a Comparative Religions … Continue reading

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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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The Broad (rhymes with road)

I imagine that the Wall Street one-percent and those in the LA art scene know how to pronounce billionaire Eli Broad’s last name. However in my unofficial survey, everyone (including me) said broad not brode and, in fact, few had heard of Eli … Continue reading

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Tacoma’s Museum of Glass: Breakfast Pizza

When we lived in LA, the only time we went to the La Brea Tar Pits or Disneyland was at the request of out of town visitors. Same thing in San Diego—never went to the San Diego Zoo or Sea World. … Continue reading

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White Elephant and Balloon Dog: Olive oil braised halibut with roasted tomatoes and artichokes

My favorite Christmas song. Whether you are a Santa or a Scrooge, if you receive a regular paycheck, a holiday office party is inevitable. I’ll bet if They took a poll, the majority of employees would rather go straight home … Continue reading

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