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Friday Musings: Infinitely Deep and Profoundly True

Friday Musings: Infinitely Deep and Profoundly True

I had the most unexpected conversation about love this week. I was talking with a man, while doing laundry, who’d been married for 61 years. “We met in high school and it was love at first sight. She still amazes me every single day,” he said of his wife, “even with her white hair. She looks just like an angel.” And I believe him. I’ve seen them together. They make love seem limitless, without any of the boundaries that time, or age, or circumstances can create. Do the majority of us believe in this kind of

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Friday Musings: With Deeper Thanks

Friday Musings: With Deeper Thanks

At this particular moment in my life, my heart feels overwhelmed with gratitude. When I sat down to write today’s post, I remembered one that I’d written just shy of a year ago, when I was standing right on the edge of something new and I was unaware of what the next year would bring me. Those of you who read me regularly and who know me well, are aware that things did not turn out exactly the way I thought they might. There were times when my perception and understanding of gratitude were challenged, and it was not until this past January that the universe helped me find my footing by literally knocking my feet right out from under me. And so I’ve been given a second chance to see this all differently. I’ve kept most of the original post the same, with the exception of some changes to the last paragraph that reflect my new understanding of things. I still believe in what I wrote on that day last May, and in the person who wrote it who had absolutely no idea what was about to hit her. I love the innocence in my voice. I’ve learned to be grateful for the situation I entered into back then because it brought me to the place I am today, much wiser, stronger, solid, and sure, and with such a greater capacity to appreciate everything and everyone that is part of my life, and the wonder of my deepest prayers being answered…

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Monday Masters: Conference from Death & Co

Monday Masters: Conference from Death & Co

I’m still on a quest for real bartenders and real conversations, but in the interim there’s no better place to turn than to the bartenders of Death & Co for their stories of the inspiration behind their cocktails. Today’s drink comes from Brian Miller, who is described as “Death & Co’s resident scalawag and expert on all things Polynesian.” Apparently one night he was asked to make something stirred and boozy, and he allowed the main tiki principle of blending base spirits to guide his creative process. This is

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Friday Musings: Sputnik Sweetheart

Friday Musings: Sputnik Sweetheart

I’ve often wondered if there is any emotion that affects us more profoundly than loneliness. I find it very hard to believe that there is. We’ve all been in that place where we feel like there is not a soul in the world who can possibly understand us. We’ve all had those moments where we’ve felt like we were traveling completely alone, in total isolation. And the great irony that we’re all very aware of is that these feelings can occur in the middle of a crowded room and in the midst of a full life, just as easily as they

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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Blood on the Tracks

Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Blood on the Tracks

There is a classic cocktail called Blood and Sand that was created in London in celebration of a 1922 bullfighter movie of the same name. Its original recipe called for equal parts Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, Cherry Heering, and orange juice. You all know how much I love the simplicity and elegance of an equal parts cocktail, but as I’ve said many times, it had better be a cocktail in which the ingredients are perfectly balanced or it will be readily apparent that something is very wrong. This is

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