Monthly Archives: December 2014

Oh for the Painted Ladies

There’s something special about San Francisco row houses, also known as “Painted Ladies.”  They’re colorful, artsy, full of intricate architectural frills, graceful, stately, cozy, elegant…. They’re vestiges of another time keeping up with the present just fine, thank you very much.  … Continue reading

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Holidays, flash mobs, and belief

1. I love Flash Mobs. Such sweet, joyful, surprises they bring unsuspecting passerby all over the place. Well, in the west at least. I wonder if they ever perform in the near east? 2. Sharia has so many laws against basic … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Dancing, Holidays, Middle East, Music, religion, Seasons, Sex, social pychology, Terrorism, Thoughts and Dreams | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Cherry Chicken and Rice

This dish was inspired by a favorite Persian food back in my Iranian days.  I never learned how to make it the way they did, but over the years I have refined it into something just as good… maybe even … Continue reading

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