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Tom Ahern
Interests: Consultant, travel, writing
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will it work? idunno mailed to 50K, though Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Little Words Mean the Most
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Mark Your Calendar Right Now! THIS September, for the first time ever in North America... You're invited to spend ONE LUCRATIVE, SURPRISING, INSIGHT-RICH DAY with Professor Adrian Sargeant and copywriter Tom Ahern ... [INSERT photos; Adrian's best side, me hiding... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Little Words Mean the Most
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Steven Screen, The Better Fundraising Company, at the sink, shucking oysters. Me, holding my as-yet-unopened gift bottle of Bainbridge Organic Battle Point Wheat Whiskey, a "world's best" winner in London. Getting ready to hold a planning meeting the day before... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Little Words Mean the Most
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CLICK on any image to expand and smell the wildflowers First stop: pastries from Sluys', maker of "Viking Cup"s, among other Norwegian delicacies, at the end of the morning line out the door [in off-season]; fresh-harvested local oysters plucked and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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... we stop at Tony's (a long-time Michigan favorite in the "well-prepared, quickly served, big portions, burger patties from beef cuts ground in house" category) ... At Tony's, maybe its most famous dish is the BLT, piled with 1 pound... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
WE give away well over US$30,000 a year to various charities. That's gone on for a long time. WE have no kids, so our entire estate goes to charity, after expenses. [Pssst: whomever it turns out to be {Nicole?} who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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Yesterday, March 30, 2019, was opening day for smoked ribs season at Gut Busta's, in Danielson, CT. The best BBQ east of the Mississippi and west of the Azores, IMHO. The clean-food palace of Mike & Jen; no hormones, no... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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and scarves and fresh oysters and coffee from around the world, ground onsite and tasted onsite Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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They call it Cherry. Rented from Guest Apartment Services, Paris. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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The RETRO TOUR began at our front door. It rained the whole way ... and then THE SUN! Went uphill to Montmartre. Visited the wall painted with "I love you" in all languages. Ended just beyond the Eiffel Tower, in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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A well-regarded chef with several establishments, each different. The blessedly brief lunch menu offered certain items, either with or without scallops or chicken: small portions of well-prepared and beautifully presented vegetables. And a dessert. Drunk with a Collioure white, very... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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This was the same brasserie where in 2016 these two, lower right, Marci and Jonathan, mourned the loss of the US presidency to a court jester, ushering in an era of "I don't know and I certainly didn't vote for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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Context Travel Art & history expert, Laurent; thank you, you are deeply informative and wonderful to spend time with. Sim One and I had visited Versailles before. It was no more than a big building on that first visit. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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Wikipedia: The Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation (English: "Memorial to the Martyrs of the Deportation")[2] is a memorial to the 200,000 people who were deported from Vichy France to the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. It is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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At lunch, Merlin (16 and appreciating wine as a "tool" of mealtime) remarked of our chosen chilled white, "You can taste the grapes weeping." We all paused in wonder, including the pigeons outside; I wrote it down. That's Merlin's hand,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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[Above: almost there, Forrest encourages Sim One through a gust] Today's large event: 3 hours in the presence of the world's best-sourced and -prepared roast chicken, for lunch. The taxi ride began at Notre Dame (lots of taxis at this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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Merlin at Notre Dame, Jonathan, my martini in a copper "glass", the peppermills at the world's best kitchen supply store, the gargoyles, the snails, Sim One and Forrest, our view Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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where we bought the clementines and tomatoes noir; the magnetic jigsaw puzzle of Paris (maybe a different background would help?), and our kitchen Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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Got a new house number, from neighbor and mosaic artist, Natalie. "83 Bis" means "the OTHER 83." And some cat butts on the fridge. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at The Little Words Mean the Most