Author Archives: Jim

The Mamaloshen

In 1791 Catherine the Great created the Pale of Settlement. It was the territory within Russia where Jews were permitted to live. It included all of Belarus, Lithuania and Moldova, much of present-day Ukraine, parts of eastern Latvia. And with … Continue reading

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Foil Packet Bacon Ranch Chicken & Malk Sauvignon Blanc ’18

Living in the northern tier of States can mean that “grilling season” can be confined to the warm weather months.  That said, I have been known to put a thick bone-in rib-eye on my Weber grill with several inches of … Continue reading

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He Was a Dreamer

We’re coming to the edgeRunning on the waterComing through the fogYour sons and daughters Let the river runLet all the dreamersWake the nationCome, the New Jerusalem As it turns out, my Aunt Meggie only had a short time left on … Continue reading

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BLT Supreme & Montesel Prosecco ’16

Hard to imagine that a sandwich as prosaic as a BLT needs further elaboration or exposition. It’s the way I felt! BLT? Yawn. Wake up you doubters! There is a “new” way to attack this modest assemblage and bring it … Continue reading

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