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Doug van Dyke
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"Waddaya hear, Starbuck?"
"Waddaya hear, Starbuck?"

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Highlander
LB makes another guest photographer appearance! It's been a long, late winter with colds, sinus infections, ear infections and ruptured eardrums.  So there hasn't been a lot of desire to get the party on.  But Dilettante's hearing is back to about 90%, spri...

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Flor de Jalisco
I come from a family that loves food.  We enjoy cooking and baking.  We like eating too.  But I think what it's really all about is everyone getting together around the table to laugh and enjoy each others' company.  Luckily, we have many  good  cooks in th...

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I come from a family that loves food.  We enjoy cooking and baking.  We like eating too.  But I think what it's really all about is everyone getting together around the table to laugh and enjoy each others' company.  Luckily, we have many good  cooks in the...

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Southside
Seems there's always something that gets in the way of a return to blogging.  This time it was the fact that the electoral college is about to put an authoritarian Cheeto with the expressive capacity of a 9 year-old, tiny hands, and a bad comb-over in the W...

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I Ain't Afraid of No Goat! Black Me Stout
Black Me Stout by Champion Brewing Co. "Bryant...  The Cubs... WIN THE WORLD SERIES !!!! Bryant makes the play!  It's over!  And the Cubs have finally won it all in 7 and 10!" The Dilettante's been a little wrought and preoccupied the last few weeks -- what...

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I Ain't Afraid of No Goat! Black Me Stout
Black Me Stout by Champion Brewing Co. "Bryant...  The Cubs... WIN THE WORLD SERIES !!!! Bryant makes the play!  It's over And the Cubs have finally win it all in 7 and 10!" The Dilettante's been a little wrought and preoccupied the last few weeks -- what w...

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Beer & Mussels at Corridor Brewery & Provisions
Lake Michigan, Chicago, October, 23 After a last minute trip to Michigan to help with some family matters, we slid back into Chicago on a glorious Sunday afternoon to find Indian summer in full effect.  As we drove along Lake Shore Drive, The Husband sugges...

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Dark & Limey
summer turns autumn still rum lime soda want friends  turmeric makes fall Dark & Limey 1 T. grated fresh turmeric 2 t. granulated sugar Dash of salt 1/4 t. lime zest 1 1/2 oz. dark rum 1 1/2 T. fresh lime juice 3 ice cubes 4 oz. seltzer Dash of bitters Mudd...

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Right on. Reflection is the key ingredient. Otherwise we're just collecting fact(oid)s at best.
Learning starts by asking questions, and it becomes knowledge through reflection.

Digital tools help us manage our reflections in a variety of ways the traditional paper journal fail to provide.

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There's a new short story on Dilettante Cocktailer!  Check out "Flor de Jerez"!
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