Author Archives: dave

“Maybe we can live like this”…

One of the craziest aspects of the government shutdown has been the response of rabid conservatives to the closing of national parks and monuments. All I see in the social media from conservatives is “they’re spending more keeping people out … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a reader about 9/11

Yesterday’s post has received a lot of commentary, mostly to disagree with me — although there have also been some points of agreement. Most of the commentary is on my Facebook page, but I also received an email that I’d … Continue reading

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How about we don’t Remember 9/11/2001 today?

I remember where I was on 9/11/2001. I remember how shocking it was. I couldn’t believe the World Trade Center had actually been destroyed… hadn’t I just walked by there, 7 or 8 years ago? I even knew people with … Continue reading

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No, sending your child to public school won’t save the schools. Not even if everyone did it.

An Allison Benedikt article on Slate is getting a lot of attention, partly due to its provocative headline: “If you send your kid to a private school, you are a bad person.” Benedikt’s argument is basically this: People who send … Continue reading

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Finally, back home!

… and our first meal is: grilled lamb with a mesclun salad

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A Philadelphia essential

I cheated a bit, this is a rather petite cheesesteak Greta cheated even more, with a sautéed mushroom sandwich

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Late dinner in Philadelphia

Duck Breast Heirloom tomato salad

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Bagel with Nova, CC, Capers

Boston

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PEI mussels

They are as good as they look.

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Green Gables

This is the house that inspired “Green Gables” in the mega-popular Anne of Green Gables novels. Anne’s room.

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PEI Sunset

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Lunch in Charlottetown, PEI

Trust me, there’s a crab roll under that arugula. Greta had some of the best Mac and cheese I’ve ever tasted.

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Lovely stroll in PEI

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Bay of Fundy tides are the real deal

Hall’s Harbour, NS

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This was even slower than waiting for the tides to change…

The food wasn’t bad here, but 3 hours for an appetizer and main course is a little too “relaxed” a pace for me.

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Bay of Fundy tides: First Attempt

The tidal shift here is the biggest in the world, but we showed up at high tide so you’d barely know it. Neat cliffs, though. Here is my attempt to document the tides. Pic 2 was taken 10 minutes after … Continue reading

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“Light” lunch

Wolfville, NS

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Halifax art

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Halifax dining

We’re in Canada, so we can have real Camembert! Here’s our dinner: Short ribs with Bok choy Pan-seared cod

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Random sights from today

Photography museum, Liverpool, NS Lovely sailboat passes as we wait for the ferry. Drinks with a view in Lunenburg, NS.

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