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The New Haven Pizza Crawl

Two years ago, I joined a merry band of pranksters on the daylong odyssey that was the Connecticut Hot Dog Tour. This time, we traded in our party bus for walking shoes to celebrate our state’s best foodie claim to … Continue reading

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Roller Derby Jam

The Queen City Cherry Bombs defeated the Yankee Brutals in the opening match of the CT RollerGirls season in a fast-paced, exciting match. #DPSDIPTYCH #6 (101 things in 1001 days): Go to a roller derby.

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Seagulls and the Temple of Trash

The other day I shared the trick to getting my teenage son to come along to the Pez Museum with me: Promise him a bucket of candy. Well, how did I get my husband to come along to the Trash … Continue reading

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Bling at the PEZ Factory

Question: How do you get a teenage boy to choose to come along to a museum with you? Answer: You promise him a bucket of candy. I can without a doubt say that I now know more about PEZ than … Continue reading

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Pork, Squid, and Milkfish: A Filipino Meal

The man explained the choices at the steam table, but hesitated at the second pork dish. “And this one is — I don’t know if I should tell you what it is.” He gave a nervous laugh as he stirred … Continue reading

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Just let go: Jump off a cliff

Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go.     — Hermann Hesse I hold onto things fiercely: movie ticket stubs, anger, prints of bad photos, grudges, logs of old exercise routines, worries, and, especially, … Continue reading

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The Week of Man: What Happens When Mom Goes Away?

While I was having adventures in Costa Rica, my husband and two teenage boys were at home. I turn my blog over to them today for a report on what was happening on the home front. —– From Daniel, age … Continue reading

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Lesson in Curling

Q: How do you stop the bacon from curling in the pan? A: Take away their little brooms.     (Curling joke source) In my curling lesson, I learned to shoot a stone from the hack, to sweep to help a teammate’s … Continue reading

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New Haven Apizza: Pepe’s vs. Sally’s

New Haven Apizza On Wooster Street in New Haven are two famed New Haven apizza (pizza) restaurants. New Haven-style pizza is cooked in a brick oven and noted for its thin crispy crust. Pepe’s, the original from 1925, and Sally’s, … Continue reading

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Ride that bull

I have an inordinate love of the movie Urban Cowboy. Little did I realize that there is a full-fledged Gilley’s-esque country Valhalla right in my midst at Cadillac Ranch. When I found out they had a mechanical bull, I knew … Continue reading

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