Indian Temple Festival

March 4, 2016
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Some parade (and life) moments can take your breath away when you least expect it, for reasons you didn’t see coming.

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India Jet Lag Cure

February 14, 2016
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Note to prospective traveling grannies: 30 hours of travel, plus a 13.5 hour time difference, plus the chaotic pace of Bangalore, multiplied by highly active two- and five-year old sleep needs = a serious need for a Jet Lag Plan.

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Rick and Kathy Play Games

January 17, 2016
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P.S. There’s another fun made up game coming your way shortly! Stay tuned for WWF_WTF (Words With Friends_Written by Two Friends).

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“Brooklyn” Movie Review

December 19, 2015
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“Brooklyn” is an oasis of beautiful visual craft and story telling I had forgotten was even possible in a movie. Based on the novel “Brooklyn” by Irish novelist, Colm Tóibín, it’s a quiet movie of immense moments, of the ordinary human experience of leaving home, the loss of “normal,” and finding your way forward through discovering that you can’t go back.

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At Christmas, Give is Good

November 29, 2015
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Times change, and now the Sears catalog of our youth is called Amazon Holiday Central. For my inner holiday kid looking to replicate the first Saturday morning after the catalog arrives, belly down on the carpet, it’s one of the best gift stores online.

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Best Anti-Wrinkle Creams

November 26, 2015
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The best anti-wrinkle face creams: what my dermatologist, Consumer Reports, the Mayo Clinic, and Lulu, the proprietor at Lulu’s Chinese Health Center have to say.

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Easy Basil Pesto Recipe

October 10, 2015
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Pesto is the magical synthesis of the Flavor of Green, the Curative Clean of Garlic, the Warmth of Nut, the Peace of Parmesan, and the Umami of Olive Oil. According to Cook’s Illustrated, blanching “tamed” the garlic while bludgeoning the basil boosted its herbaliciousness. Our version is way less precious, easier, and absolutely delicious, but then again, we like our garlic on the feisty side.

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