December 1, 2013

“If I dismiss the ordinary – waiting for the special, the extreme, the extraordinary to happen – I may just miss my life… To allow ourselves to spend afternoons watching dancers rehearse, or sit on a stone wall and watch the sunset, or spend the whole weekend rereading Chekhov stories—to know that we are doing what we’re supposed to be doing – is the deepest form of permission in our creative lives.” – Dani Shapiro

Watching Dutch shoes being made sailing to Marken, Netherlands

Watching Dutch shoes being made sailing to Marken, Netherlands (see “Wandering Traveler”)

Just back from Spain, to family visiting for Thanksgiving, while reliving memories months back in the Netherlands (see both Wandering Traveler sections) and beginning rounds of holiday parties. I welcome winter’s chill and cozy nights by my fireplace with a good book and glass of something special.

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This issue:

Commonwealth - better than ever (see "Top Tastes")

Commonwealth – better than ever (see “Top Tastes”)

Wandering TravelerDining in Amsterdam: The top tastes from my week in Amsterdam.
The LatestVenetian Escape in the Castro: Venice-inspired focus on seafood, cicchetti (bites), with cocktails at new-and-improved Pesce.
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Top TastesBetter than Ever: Two SF restaurants are getting better with age.
Wandering TravelerBars of Amsterdam: The city’s best cocktail, beer and historic/dive bars.

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