Dining & Wine

Yo ho and a bottle of Rum

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I have a pretty strong preference for Cuban rum and a great sense of humor. Let’s “Make America Drunk Again” for the summer.

Stop The Presses

96 year young Queen Elizabeth celebrates her Platinum Jubilee breaking United Kingdom tradition with pomp and circumstance. 

After all, was said and done, The Queen thrilled crowds with their appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony at the end of the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Wine Time?

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A study finds those who drink red wine are less likely to catch #COVID than folks who drink other alcohol or non-drinkers of booze. 

Strawberry Super Moon

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To celebrate the final 2021Supermoon that happens to be a Strawberry Supermoon, Krispy Kreme fans will have two ways to stargaze. 

This Thursday, June 24th they’re celebrating with a super-cool all-new Strawberry Supermoon Doughnut, for one day only. 

This week’s Strawberry Moon will be the final “supermoon” of 2021 and Krispy Kreme is giving fans a super-cool way to celebrate with its all-new Strawberry Supermoon Doughnut, available only on Thursday, June 24, at participating shops across the U.S. 

Commuter Chronicles

As a longtime subway, train, bus and airplane commuter, I have had some amazing experiences and met marvelous people.

Have you ever had a great conversation with a stranger on your commute or is your journey to work precious alone time by yourself?

We are launching Commuter Chronicles as an experiment aimed at sparking commuter conversations and a Vox Pop of sorts.

There will be activities such as chatty carriages, special announcements and conversation starter on trains, buses and trams across the world.

#ComingHome

While most Americans watched the disastrous devastation in Puerto Rico on their television, or computer screens, US citizens in that enchanted Caribbean island experienced it up close and personal.

44-year-old Josue Rivera is an American citizen, a military veteran, a New York City resident. He recently endured many sleepless nights following hurricane Maria.

Old Timers Rock

Too many people wrongly assume that creativity and being inventive fades with age, but the opposite is true.

I have often watched or encountered age discrimination especially in the media and technical fields. Unfortunately, the frat-boy culture of Silicon Valley has only gotten younger and cockier.

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Music blasting and dogs barking at all hours of the morning and night. People fighting in the building and others, who do not even live there with access to keys to our building. Lights burned out for long periods in areas that are usually lighted and other areas where the lights are on during the day. Welcome to NYC. Fences broken, which allow trespassers to enter our property and the association defers to the manager, who are supposed to answer to their demands.

GREEK TRAGEDY AVOIDED?

Despite the Greek economic storm, the sun is still shining on the tavernas, beaches, ancient sites and the vineyards are still open for business.

The country of Greece needs the whole world's help. Tourists should go and get a fistful of euros and visit with their friends and have a good time with the help of some of the the best deals, hotels, food and wine one could ever find.

Euro lenders to pass bailout judgment as Greece backs reforms http://reut.rs/1dRkTYR via @Reuters