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January is luminescent. The light is different this time of year, more brilliant—the skies crisp, the nights starry. It’s like Earth shines anew, having sloughed off old skin. We, too, seek change and improvement. Welcome to a new start. Resolution is the buzzword of January. Most times, we dutifully make a list of half-hearted vows […]

DRINK TO THAT

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Before you raise a glass, take a few tips from a seasoned amateur   I would like to propose a toast. To all of the hosts, hostesses, best men, fathers of brides, award givers, award receivers, guests of honor, CEOs, and anyone else who will ask us during this holiday season to raise a glass […]

FULL GLASS

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Lights, (phone) camera, action—here we are again at December, which, between parties and presents, feels the fastest month of the year. And, if 2014 is any indication, the month may end before you finish this letter.   We find this issue—the Food & Drink issue—one of the most challenging, mainly because the topic is difficult […]

GIVING LIFE

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Understanding the concept of gratitude often requires the absence of something: Cold makes us thankful for warmth. Hunger makes us thankful for food. Chaos makes us thankful for calm.   Yet, at times, we want the opposite of those things. Maybe, then, we should simply be grateful for our experience and live from that posture. […]