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Sunday, July 5, 2020

In early 2000s, EDS, a technology company in Plano, Texas, released a Super Bowl ad showing workers building an airplane - in the air. Workers held tight to the frames of the half-finished plane while in flight. Attendants served coffee to passengers holding on to thei...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

 It was my epic fall.

I was taken straight up 90 degrees to 415 feet high (about 38 stories). Totally vertical, I experienced weightlessness for 6.5 seconds. Then the “Superman: Escape from Krypton” hyper coaster slammed me straight down at almost 100 mph—faster than a...

Saturday, May 2, 2020

 Twisted Colossus is an iconic roller coaster at Six Flags in Los Angeles. The thrill ride is marked by steep banks and unrelenting barrel roll inversions, spirals and a near vertical drop. What if you rode Twisted Colossus and after the initial climb it stopped at the...

Friday, April 3, 2020

I taught in Taiwan in 2016. I lived in a small apartment in the town of Huwei in Yunlin county, central Taiwan. Three times a week I was picked up by a local teacher and we drove 30-45 minutes away from Huwei to a countryside elementary school.

Three different schools,...

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Food buying adventures while teaching in Taiwan

 I lived briefly in Taiwan to teach English to children of farmers. My tiny apartment in Huwei had no kitchen. Like 90 percent of people in my town, I had to go out and buy all my meals. Mostly I ate street food. Like the...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Grant Achatz, chef owner of Alinea in Chicago, was correct. Considered a demigod in the culinary scene - uber meister of chemical gastronomy and avant garde presentations - Achatz once said in a Netflix documentary that “the small real estate of the mouth… so much is r...

Monday, December 30, 2019

 “Euw!” “Yuck!” These were my first reactions to kimchee. I had tried a tiny bit of it a long time ago and did not like it. Stayed away from the stuff.

And yet last month I ate at five Korean restaurants at the Harmon Industrial Park and had kimchee in four of them. I w...

Sunday, November 3, 2019

 “Everything I learned about food I learned from a woman. It started with my grandmother’s hands, which touched everything I ate as a child. They were frail, wrinkled and clenched with the muscle memory of a lifetime of cooking,” wrote Brooklyn-born Top Chef Edward Lee...

Friday, October 4, 2019

They are young, hot, hungry and driven. And they are rocking some of Guam’s busiest kitchens.

They are Marivic Sibal Capati, Dusit Thani pastry chef; Kinara Buekea, Hyatt sous chef and Joannyssa Rance, Eataliano demichef.   

Their  journeys vary but they have f...

Friday, August 2, 2019

The findings were disturbing.

Millennials struggle to identify false content. Millennials understand critical thinking is important but they are not confident of their skills in this area. The lack of critical thinking skills in millennials may also contribute to the sp...

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