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The decline in civility in America

We encourage violators while we punish the obedient

Even the Eddie Haskells of the ’60s had good manners.

The best gin and vermouth for a Negroni

Process: First, we did 5 rounds of 5, keeping the gin constant and doing 5 different vermouths. Victoria and I silently rated them, then shared when we were done. Then, we did 5 more rounds, ...

A Negroni is the bacon of cocktails

There is a rule in my house: if I ever make a Negroni for myself and Victoria is home, I have to make one for her, too. Every time. This rule was put in place ...

Whiskey with and without stones

Are whiskey stones worth it?

It’s the melting, called the “heat of fusion,” that makes ice magic.

The cocktail that makes you look good

Steer clear of the low-proof rye

To me, the Vieux Carré is a tailored suit. It’s jazz and a good cigar. Muscular and elegant, beguiling and complex, it’s one of those cocktails that you look good ordering and you feel good ...

Tomato wars: Indigo Rose takes on the heirloom

Post Title: Veggie Highlight: Indigo Rose Tomato Post Date: June 12, 2015 Heirloom tomatoes often steal the show in summer gardens, but every now and then a newer variety comes out that we just have ...

San Diego couple plunges into water savings

Skimp on the water but not the fruit or aesthetics

Post Title: One San Diego couple’s journey to water savings Post Date: June 12, 2015 Revolution Landscape was founded with a goal of promoting sustainable landscaping and sustainable lifestyles. Our longtime clients, Bruce and Elaine, ...

Bipolar blogger shares the positive side

Mental disorder and anger vs. Andrew

Post Title: Appreciation for Mental Health Systems Post Date: July 22, 2015 This summer, I enrolled in a computer class, which lasted six weeks and was held every Thursday. I attended every session, and in ...

Carlsbad, another parking place to shop

Post Title: Duped! The signature campaign for a Strawberry Fields Mall Post Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 My afternoon nap was disturbed last Thursday by the sound of a man’s cheery voice from behind the ...

Ten reasons to be grateful after my hernia operation

Post Title: The Joy of Aging Post Date: June 4, 2014 Yesterday I got an email message from my newly retired brother Jim. He attached a photo of my niece setting a school record in ...

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