Category Archives: Unconventional

So my son says…

My son has neighbors who do drugs and party all night long.  (My son is a college student living in a small apartment building.) He says this to me this morning– “So something weird happened last night.” “Yeah?” “My neighbors … Continue reading

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Off the Top of My Head…

No, this isn’t a post about lice.  This is a post about potential new government guidelines for school lunches, cutting the sugar and cutting the fat. And I’m speaking off the top of my head here. Let’s look at one … Continue reading

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Let’s get one thing straight…

Food is more than the sum of it’s nutrients.  And snake oil salesmen suck. So here’s a conversation, one of many such conversations, I had with my crazy sister in the midst of all this stress about my dad’s sudden … Continue reading

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Eat a Little of This, a Little of That.

We all want to eat healthy foods, right?  I mean I was a strict vegetarian for years… not so much anymore.  I’m more of an omnivore these days. You might be surprised to learn how many of the healthy plants … Continue reading

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Taking a walk on the dark side (of Vancouver)

In the last few years, I’ve done bus tours in San Francisco, Dublin, and Scotland. It’s a great way to learn about an area when you only have a short period of time. But it never occurred to me to … Continue reading

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Didjetellus Plays a Tune

Seaport Village in San Diego is a haven (or perhaps a magnet) for buskers and other independent entrepreneurs. Strolling the walkway between the Village and San Diego Bay, we passed tables and blankets spread with Mexican trinkets for sale: jewelry, … Continue reading

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Steam Powered Zoo?

When you think of going to a zoo, you might think of giant pandas… …or elephants… …or monkeys… But unless you are an unusual person, you probably don’t think of Steampunk musicians. But that is just what we found at the … Continue reading

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