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Big Easy Birthday

Big Easy Birthday

You’ve seen him take Manhattan. You’ve seen his birthday dinner in Prague. This year, I chose New Orleans for Fernando’s birthday. Unlike many birthdays past, it was not a surprise. He was obligated to hit the Daytona 500 in February for his father’s birthday, so I let the cat out to the bag so he’d...
All-American road trip, Wilmington style

All-American road trip, Wilmington style

Fernando’s car, Maude, which he’s owned for about five years, doesn’t get out much. Sure, she’s all over D.C., but I think her odometer has clocked about a dozen miles. It would be even fewer if Fernando didn’t hate his feet so much. A road trip for us means heading to Rehoboth. Any farther and...
Fernando takes Manhattan

Fernando takes Manhattan

With Mom’s 80th birthday wrapped up nicely at the end of January, it was time to turn my attention to Fernando’s, which is usually some kind of surprise. Bad for me, I also have a bad habit of setting the bar too high. For his 43rd, for example, I hit him out of nowhere with...
Going Greek

Going Greek

Greek cooking is not one of my specialties. Whatever fondness I may have for lemon, garlic and roasted meat, I’ve just never really put it together in any substantially Greek way. That’s not to say that Grecian cuisine is not a part of my daily routine. Ideally, a morning begins with Fage 2 percent yogurt...
Birthdays on a boat

Birthdays on a boat

The big plan was to take a cruise out of Tampa for my mother Dora’s 80th birthday. With removing shoes, the 3 oz. fluid rule, and on and on, world traveler Dora is no longer much a fan of flying. So this was perfect – she’s about a half hour from Tampa. Further, this RCI...