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Book Review: High Tide in Tucson

High Tide in Tucson Kingsolver, Barbara Harper Collins, 1995 It’s hard to go wrong with a collection of essays from a favorite author centering on transitions and outlooks during a period of one’s own transitions, particularly when there is clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: Getting Over the Color Green

Getting Over the Color Green Slovic, Scott, ed University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 2001 An anthology of contemporary (but is 2001 contemporary still contemporary now?) environmental literature of the southwest.  It is broken into a few sections – natural history, … Continue reading

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You can sometimes go back – returning to Hamburg after 23 years

In the summer of 1995 I completed a study abroad year at the Universität Hamburg. I recall crossing the Elbe the last time and feeling a sense of relief at leaving the city behind me as I headed south in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Puer Tea

Puer Tea Zhang, Jinghong University of Washington Press, 2013 I had heard about and occasionally tasted puer tea (also pu-erh), but I was interested in learning more about it, particularly after having had a very good one while recently in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Kingsolver, Barbara 2007, Harper Collins I continue to be amazed by Barbara Kingsolver’s span as a writer and a person.  Whether the realm is fiction, non-fiction, essays, or anything else she generates, her basic model of mixing … Continue reading

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Real Life Review: Aromi Mi rice cooker

I recently stopped to think about how, since my return to the United States several years ago, I seem unable to regain the healthy lifestyle I had lived in Japan. Part of it is of course due to factors of … Continue reading

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