Unlike many I suppose, I enjoy the 2-3X’s a week trip to the supermarket to get what I need. I’ve been going to the same Pavilions since I moved to Newport Beach in 2009, and doing so helps me pretend that I live in an actual neighborhood – you know like in Brooklyn in the 70’s where I grew up. Then again in some ways it really does feel similar. I know all the cashiers, most of the managers, who is grumpy and how often. It’s even more relevant for me since going to ‘my’ Pavilions was one of the few highly consistent and reliably positive aspects of my life in California when I first headed west. Plus, I always enjoy the small talk and potential flirtations with other humans in the store, especially when I’m ‘on line’ the old-fashioned way. That’s why I wanted to address what is perhaps … [Read More...] about Block the Blockades!
This week, I wrapped up a thirty-two-day road trip across much of the southern United States. I was fortunate to be able to take advantage of a professional transition over the holidays and visit friends and family in some great places like Santa Fe, Denver, Austin, Chattanooga and Sedona. Among the scenic, hip and fun […]
With a pail of mixed feelings in hand, I’ve decided I will no longer frequent one of my favorite restaurants here in Newport Beach. After regularly enjoying the ambience, service and great food for the eight years I have lived in this area, their recent change to a “no reservations” policy has left me feeling […]