Category Archives: Food/happy hours

Finding Common Deliciousness

Ahh Istanbul…the city swirls in my memory. Three years ago, my magic carpet ride across the Atlantic landed me in an epitome of contrasts: secular or religious, ancient or modern, hijab or no hijab? I passed a Starbucks, Gap, and … Continue reading

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Room with a French View…

Mon Dieu, the South of France is exquisite! Join me for a quick peek at Claire & Sheila’s Excellent Adventure! Perhaps I’ll dispatch a few photos and not say much (What! Yes I’m tired after driving three hours today). What … Continue reading

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U.S. Causes Trouble in Mexico!

Driving to Nogales, Arizona, to see my dentist in Nogales, Sonora, I chuckle at giant signs near the U.S.-Mexico border: No weapons or munitions allowed. In Mexico, nearly 70 percent of the 106,000 guns recovered from 2011 to 2016 by the … Continue reading

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Two grandmothers, a mom and dad, a younger brother — and a seemingly composed Bat Mitzvah girl

Before 9 a.m. this morning, I watched a family cadre happily entering Temple E-Manuel, the synagogue down the street from our house. All smiling, they made me wonder. Would I have had a more serene life if I had been … Continue reading

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Turning 70…by plane, by car, by boat, and on my own two feet (part 3)

Determined to not be on planes and in airports nonstop, I studied a map of Europe. The ultimate goal of “Sheila’s Excellent Adventure” was to visit Ethan and Steph in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Watch for my story in the November issue … Continue reading

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Chocolate-covered coffee beans at a historic hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona

A handful for twenty-five cents. That’s right; the same amount of chocolate-covered coffee beans from Godiva or any other hoity-toity chocolatier would be at least two dollars. We probably ate at least fifty each. We were on a mini-vacation, so … Continue reading

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Thankful for taxi drivers, leftover leaves, and Thanksgiving leftovers

Kalid, the taxi driver from Dubai who took me from the airport to Brook and Gian’s new home in Chapel Hill, was full of Thanksgiving wisdom. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it’s not about religion. It still came up, … Continue reading

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