Category Archives: Food

Dining


It’s another Poetry Monday. Here is an offering from my favorite poet, as he vagabonded his way across Europe. dining it was strange at first, eating alone in restaurants. I was in Portugal, so I could afford it- the food … Continue reading

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George Carlin -View Life His Way


I’ve long ago have come to the conclusion that life is way too short, not to mention frequently absurd, to be taken too seriously. That’s why, when I look back and see my postings taking on a serious tone, or … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Bali – Chapter 7


Flying with Garuda Airlines can be an adventure in many ways. Knowing its issues with reliability, the day Marjorie and I were scheduled to fly to Bali for a weekend R&R, I asked Barun, our driver, to wait until he … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Chapter 6


My work week in Solo rapidly became an established routine of bedside rounds in the morning, followed by lunch, then didactic sessions in the afternoon, using the slide sets of medical topics I brought with me from the States. I … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Chapter 3


I was discovering I had a lot to learn in my role as teacher to my new medical colleagues in the regional hospital in Surakarta (Solo). The hospital system operated along rigid guidelines laid down by the local bureaucracy, and … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Chapter 2


My first night in Solo, I must confess, was not a restful one. Like a child, I ended up sleeping with the light turned on, as I kept hearing noises I wasn’t used to, and the idea of sharing my … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Indonesia Chapter 1


Garuda is the Indonesian national airline, and the change in amenities it provided on the flight from Bangkok to Jakarta was a stark reminder that I, like Dorothy, wasn’t in Kansas anymore. My memories of that trip are like a … Continue reading

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The Flavors of New Orleans


Arguably more than any other American city, New Orleans has a long and distinguished tradition of its own regional cuisine. Bringing together the flavors of Creole and Cajun cooking, layered with French, Spanish and Southern influences, sprinkled with Italian expat … Continue reading

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In the Beginning – A Medical Student’s Life


To provide housing for its medical students in downtown New Orleans, Tulane purchased the old Jung Hotel on Canal Street, just a two block walk from the medical school, and converted it to one bedroom apartments, each one furnished with … Continue reading

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Chocolate – The All Consuming Passion


For only the second time in its 90 year history, See’s Candy Stores are temporarily closed due to the threat of Covid-19, and the ignorance of those in government who fail to recognize that the making of chocolate IS an … Continue reading

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