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Friday Musings: Parallel Tracks

I was in a restaurant in Princeton, NJ last week called The Dinky Bar & Kitchen that’s in a former train station. Most of the original architecture of the station remains intact: the high arched ceilings, the windows, the pass through areas where you would have purchased tickets. Even the menus resemble the old black and white train time schedules, that would change with that quiet whirring kind of noise. It made me think of a recent conversation that I…

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Friday Musings: My Favorite Jeans

I think it’s fairly common to think of love in terms of analogies. Writers, poets, and song lyricists do it all the time. I’m particularly fond of comparisons, like those I made over the summer in the Parallel Tracks and Head-On Collision posts that talked about the different ways in which relationships begin. I found myself thinking about love recently in terms of clothing. Strange, you think? Maybe. But hear me out. Some loves are like that fabulous black dress…

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A Bit of a Monday Musing…

Back at the end of July, I posted about a drink called Parallel Tracks, a riff on a Negroni that blended Cooper River Distillers Rye Oak Reserve rum, Amaro Nonino, and Dolin Rouge vermouth together to create a cocktail that I described as bright, bracing, and smooth. I chose those three particular components because they were so similar in terms of weight, and I knew that they wouldn’t clash or overpower one another. A short time after that, we began…

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Monday Classics: The Local Healer

I know that you’re looking at the name of this drink and saying “I know of no such classic cocktail,” and you are correct because there isn’t one with that particular name. There is, however, a classic called the Penicillin, about which I’ve written two blog posts because it happens to be one of my favorites. It’s considered a modern day classic because it was first developed by Sam Ross of Milk and Honey and Attaboy fame, both renowned cocktail…

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Friday Musings: Head-on Collision

Last Friday I wrote a post about relationships that begin like trains pulling into the station on parallel tracks. The few minutes that we spend waiting for passengers to step off and step on give us just enough time to glance over and notice the other person. If our lives are in sync then we’ll have an opportunity to begin something meaningful. If they’re not, then we may keep missing one another, forever trying in vain to pull into that…

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