Monthly Archives: August 2013

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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Lunch battle!

Fried platter o’ goodness vs healthy chowder and spinach salad. In Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

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Beach walk

At an unpronounceable park in Nova Scotia.

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Shelburn harbor

Lovely place we stayed last night. I also got some sunset pics but took them with my other camera so they will be posted later. [update: Here they are] Sunset 1: Sunset 2: Sunset 3: Sunset 4:

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