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Recent columns

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The Skilled Raconteur

Roswell orders a martini as if reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, with reverence, and olives on the side and citrus along the rim.

Encore! Encore!

By tradition, we often do an “encore turkey,” to ensure that we have leftovers all the way through July. A Hobbit’s second breakfast.

The Children’s Table

Good to have Smartacus home, though there were instantly piles of socks and shoes in every corner of the house, and I still can’t find my charging cords.

Bask in the Blessings

Remember back when I accidentally drank decaf coffee for a few days and thought I was dying? That gave me perspective like nothing else.

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From recent hike at Griffith Park