The art of living Category

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We were so exhausted Sunday night that we just collapsed in front of the TV, flipping the channels for something mindless yet not insipid. All the stuff I had DVRd was just too heavy.  Then I realized I had a Bill Moyer’s episode taping, so we watched that. There was a long segment with Richard […]

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Velvety chocolate magic

I hate to waste my calories on things that look impressive, are relatively tasteless and yet still fattening. So, I almost never buy or eat layer cakes from the majority of ‘bakeries’ or ‘baked goods’ sections. For one thing, they rely heavily on Crisco (a truly deadly product) for their icings, instead of real butter […]

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My chocolate muse

Continuing on with my favorite chocolate confection formulas, from last weekend, here is number two on my list. These are a light, rich, delicate  but still chewy (when they are fresh) chocolate ‘cookie’ that can be made with or without regular flour, especially because the percentage of flour is very small. As cookies go, they […]

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Doggone rubberment

I was sorting through copies of the New York Times that were to be put out with the trash this week and ran into a full page ad, from Christie’s showing this picture: Here is the ad copy: Christie’s Announces Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog (Orange) THE STAGE IS SET TO MAKE HISTORY Be part of this […]

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Social immedia

A bit behind the curve, I forced myself to visit Reddit for the first time last week and am finally getting around to elaborating on a thought that has been developing over the past year. About four months ago, I had enough of Facebook.  As I mentioned somewhere, I only joined Facebook in 2010, after […]

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