Monthly Archives: November 2010

HP and the Deathly Hallows

This may be a spoiler for folks who have not yet seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Despite feeling way to old to be doing so, Ainsley and I went to the opening night midnight showing of … Continue reading

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Things I Ate in Europe Part 3

Now we go to Paris. Our book recommended a seafood place right by our Inn so we scored ourselves a table to fuel up before our night time bus tour of the city. (This is one of those touristy things … Continue reading

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Things I Ate in Europe Part 2

After leaving Amsterdam behind, we trained and then rental-carred to the French countryside. We were based in the Loire Valley truly in the middle of nowhere. There were tons of tiny medieval and Edwardian towns. Castles. Chocolate. And Cheese, Oh … Continue reading

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Things I Ate in Europe Part 1

In September, Ains and I spent 10 days in Amsterdam and France. A highlight of the trip, not surprisingly, was the food. We start in Amsterdam… Our first lodging was the Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast which came with this … Continue reading

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Last night, we tried Pican in downtown Oakland with Ainsley’s college friend and her husband. We got there slightly early and waited in the bar area- cool light fixtures, comfortable seats, good music. They did have two TVs playing football … Continue reading

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Ellis Island DREAM forgotten

A cross post from Ella’s Voice. On this day, in 1954, Ellis Island closed its doors after processing over 12 million new immigrants to the United States under the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. The Statue and the Island … Continue reading

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On Veteran’s Day

A holiday like Veteran’s Day can be kind of hard for someone like me. I am generally pretty anti-war. I hate that we spend way more money on defense then we do on education in this country. The whole military … Continue reading

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