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Dinah
San Francisco, California, USA
Currently self-employed as a writer, I hold degrees in History and Library Science. I put these skills to work on cocktail history and taxonomy in The Art of the Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level and on the Bibulo.us blog. My first book, Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff, explored letting go of what doesn’t make life awesome. See also dinahsanders.com
Interests: Sharing information and liking things.
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Great bars do more than make delicious concoctions—they design experiences. Few in the world do so as consistently well as Artesian Bar at the Langham Hotel in London. Under the leadership of Alex Kratena and with the strong influence of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Bibulo.us - We plead the 21st.
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Sadly, it turns out that silicone trays, despite their other charms, truly do soak up freezer smells and flavors over time and there isn't much to be done about it. Thus we no longer recommend them. However, the good news... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Bibulo.us - We plead the 21st.
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Me in the backyard My parents in the backyard I think that's a fluffy little keeshond puppy in my dad's lap... Bliful & I in the backyard What an incredibly patient cat. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at MetaGrrrl
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[2006: This is in the living room of the house I grew up in. Though I think it's accidental, I actually quite like the framing in this shot.] Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at MetaGrrrl
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My parents, Wasco First Methodist Church, 1964. My mum as a bride. My parents on their wedding day. Posing with the cake. At the reception? Changed into honeymoon clothes? (That's really a very stylish outfit my mum has on. Hardly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at MetaGrrrl
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[At the graduation party at Curry Creek picnic & swimming pool each year we would all get recognized for our distinctive traits, usually with a fair bit of gentle teasing involved. I know I must have the others somewhere in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at MetaGrrrl
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Okay so it's a boy and I didn't wear watch caps like that often, but otherwise, pretty much looks like me, right down to my constant rodent companion. This postcard is "Joel & Friend" by Tony Arnold, copyright Athena Photographics. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at MetaGrrrl
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Many a school camping trip and a hike up to Tiptoe Falls... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at MetaGrrrl
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If you enjoyed The Grand Budapest Hotel and are ready to save up for an incredible splurge, I recommend a stay at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, overlooking the lovely Binnenalster (Inner Alster Lake). It's not built on such... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at MetaGrrrl
Thanks! Me too!
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2015 on On the power of Perpetual Upgrade at Discardia
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Posted Dec 29, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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[I'll have to find the old passport to know when this is from. Probably summer after high school graduation when I went to England & Scotland with my Aunt MoJo and my friend Tracy] Continue reading
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[Not sure when I would have written this, but clearly sometime after reading the Pern books.] Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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[I think this might have been my friend Morgan's writing.] Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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This might have been in some school collection. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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A fine mimeographed zine some of the big girls put together at my school. Very funny stuff! I think this must be by my childhood pal Wendy Scripps. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
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Wow. This is a lovely drink. Amazing that maraschino liqueur didn't stay popular just for this tart beauty. I wouldn't be surprised if the excessively outsized bottle might not have been a factor... The cherry garnish is so pretty I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at MetaGrrrl
Whenever the Discardia holiday is short, or you have only a small amount of time to devote to its celebration, take heart; small efforts still add up. By regularly tuning your attention, even briefly, you are building mental paths that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Discardia