My first evening at the Burgenstock Resort in the Swiss Alps was spent eating, among other things, mouhamara, the Syrian red pepper, pomegranate and walnut tartinadsche that is to hummus what foie gras is to cat food. The next day, I ate breakfast at a French restaurant run by a three-starred chef, had a Swiss lunch in a modern chalet and learned all I ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask about three-stage cryogenic slimming in an on-site hospital-hotel.
I was on a cross-Canada train trip this summer, and stopped for a few days in Jasper, Alberta. The train food had been excellent – I’d been expecting some version of airplane food and was surprised – and I was expecting a possibly pleasant diner/pub-food downscaling in this town that mostly serves as a hub for extreme athletic adventures of one sort another in the general mountainous vicinity.
Alaska is a perpetual surprise. The fjords are like tickle trunks filled with wildlife and vistas and the occasional summertime ice floe, the cities and towns are Snoopy doghouses, bigger and with more going on than they appear to have from the outside. But the biggest surprise of all is Denali. It’s not just that it’s the highest peak in North America. You probably knew that. But it’s also part of one of the highest mountain ranges in the world.
David Cassidy gave me my first AIDS ribbon, in the lobby after Blood Brothers. His co-starring brother @shaunpcassidy was handing them out too. @Petula_Clark played mom. Early 90s, and David explained the ribbon, and that it was World AIDS Day, as he pinned it on me. Thanks.
@omar_aok Not sure abut that. Media training just lets them obfuscate better. I realize media training is probably how a lot of former media folks make a living, and more power to them, but it's an evil and socially regressive practice.
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