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In the Service of the Martini

“The Martini is the only American invention as perfect as the English sonnet.” —  H. L. Mencken When I confronted my first Martini in April 1973, poolside at Cambridge Beaches in Sandys Parish Bermuda, I didn’t give much consideration to the … Continue reading

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The Round Dog

Little did I realize that July 21 is “National Hotdog Day.”  {extended side note:  Who gets to decide these “National Days” anyway?  And if we’re honoring the Hotdog, wouldn’t July 4th be better suited?  After all, that’s  when Nathan’s in Coney … Continue reading

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Lawn Signs

Periodically I do a 6-7 mile loop walking thru Woodbury.  Just about half that distance is on Main St. (Route 6), but most is off the main drag. {Sidebar 1:  it is a stretch to consider any road in Woodbury … Continue reading

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Martini Construction

As you may be aware, there are few things I hold as dear as a superbly made Martini.  And it is rare that I find an “away” Martini ever comes close to what I create in my “home court.”  The … Continue reading

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