Monthly Archives: August 2015

“Give Me the Meat Feast, Hold the Meat.”

A long time ago, a friend and I were eating at Denny’s when he told me this anecdote about one of the other restaurant patrons.  He said that the other customer said to the waitress “give me the meat feast, … Continue reading

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Shopping Around Dhaka, Bangladesh

I visited Dhaka, Bangladesh a few years ago – mostly to eat– but also to check out Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building.  Naturally, I wasn’t allowed in at the time, so I had to stick to plan A, that being … Continue reading

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One-Child Policy: The Ride

I’ve been to Los Angeles a few times, but I still don’t know it as well as other equally food-crazed, architecturally-curious cities.  All the better, since that spells greater motivation to explore the massive LA-Long Beach-Catalina-Pomona metropolis. No matter where I … Continue reading

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Taiwan, What Are You?

Taiwan is an island in the East China Sea.  That game was fun. But is Taiwan a country?  That’s still under debate, and not just by China. OK, I’ll pose the question another way…which of their colonial occupiers do you … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Wrong: A Pharmacy a Day in Queens, New York

When you’re in Queens, New York, you’re bound to come across something weird at any given moment.  Well…weird is fine, but one southern Flushing pharmacy likely went too far: There are plenty of distinct – and sometimes offensive – signs … Continue reading

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