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Friday Musings: Finding Cadence

Friday Musings: Finding Cadence

When I was in high school I became obsessed with the idea of finding cadence in writing and speech. Just when you think you’ve heard it all from me, right? I know. And exactly what is cadence? Well, according to dictionary.com, it’s the rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words. For me, it’s a kind of harmony that I hear in the pattern of words, even when they are written, that feels very soothing to me. It’s almost as if the language falls away, even though it may be very beautiful, and my mind is

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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Blue Rush

Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Blue Rush

Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, NJ has a beer series based on the exits along the New Jersey Turnpike. As I was considering options for this week’s cocktail, I came upon their offering for Exit Three, which just so happened to be the exit closest to my house while growing up. Now I will readily admit to having a fascination with the Jersey Turnpike as a child. It’s okay if you’re thinking that’s a bit strange; I think it is too. I’m fairly certain that it comes from my love for maps, especially the

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Friday Musings: Moira

Friday Musings: Moira

Last Monday, January 8th, there was an ice storm here in the Philadelphia area. Around 5 o’clock that evening, I made a quick run to the grocery store with my daughter, Wendy, to grab some things we both needed. I was also getting a few ingredients that my middle son, Zachary, needed for dinner that night. As I came out of Whole Foods, rain was falling, but the ground seemed to only be wet and the roads were fine. We were happy to have beat the storm and headed home, needing only to make a quick stop

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Monday Classics: The Local Healer

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 bars in NYC, and it now appears on drink

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