V-E Day – 76 Years Later

May 8, 1945 marked the end of the war in Europe 76 years ago. After almost six years of the bloodiest conflict in the 20th century and possibly all human history, German generals signed the instruments of surrender. The world rejoiced and breathed a sigh of relief. The war was not yet over. Not for […]

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Socialism’s Appeal?

What is there to like about socialism? I am all for reasonable government programs and spending, like maintain roads and railroads and contracting for waste management. I am all for social programs for those who fell through the cracks. But when you are pushing for too much government oversight that it infringes on moral authority […]

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German Chicken Schnitzel

Traditional German food is my comfort food. Having been to Germany twice and absorbed some of the culture and cuisine, I started to eat more German food in the US. Now for the first time in a few years, I made my own. Instead of pork or veal, I used chicken breasts to make Schnitzel. […]

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Okinawa the Sequel

Yesterday, I had talked about my trip to Okinawa back in July 2009. There was so much to cover that I decided to write a sequel covering Days 3 and 4. During the third day on the island, for the most part, most of us were used to the food, used being on on a […]

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Tuscan Sausage Potato Soup

A few weeks ago, I found this recipe for Tuscan Sausage Potato Soup because I had a whole bunch of mashed potatoes sitting in the fridge. I needed to eat them or else they would go bad. At the same time, I think I had a few raw potatoes. After a short Google search for […]

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4 Things I Enjoy in the Fall

October is here and with it comes the Fall season. When I lived in Chicago, October was a welcome relief from the humidity and the heat. There might be a few days when it was still hot with temperatures in the low 90s, but those were rare. Now, living in southern California, there are a […]

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