Monthly Archives: January 2011

Oliveto

One of the great things about having a job that requires you to be”up” on news and views and such, is that I follow a whole bunch of Oakland blogs. So of course, the news of Oakland Restaurant Week popped … Continue reading

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What is wrong with people?

Last night I walked from BART to a friend’s house in San Francisco. I haven’t been in the city a lot lately so was looking at all the new bars and restaurants sprouting up along Mission Street. I was shocked … Continue reading

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And you shall be a blessing.

I was so sad to learn of the passing of Debbie Friedman this weekend. Like me, Debbie was a songleader at Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, aka “Jew Camp” in Wisconsin. Unlike me, Debbie had a true gift at creating beautiful, original … Continue reading

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Shamless Plug- Support my Attempt to run a 5K

2011 is upon us and my goals for the year have a lot to do with personal health. 2010 was a lot about big professional change. This year, now that the job is pretty settled, is about me. So just … Continue reading

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SVU Pet Peeves: Or two major rants about why my sweetie’s favorite show just isnt and will never be my jam

Note: I actually wrote this a few days ago. I am finding with blogging, and in writing in general that when it isn’t for work I have a really hard time with conclusions. I feel like I have to end … Continue reading

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Eating in the New Year

We ended our year with delicious food. The challenge was to make something you had never made- either the item, the course, etc. What resulted was pretty wonderful. Cara started things off strong. She made a salmon tartare ala the … Continue reading

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