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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sugar Cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Hope you’re spending it with people you love doing things you love. MJ has a teaching commitment tonight so I made Valentine cookies for him to share with his students and we frosted them together after enjoying a pre-Valentine’s dinner out.  Note that I spread the frosting to the edges.  He tried [...]

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Friday Things: The Valentine’s Day 2015 Edition

Valentine's Day Cookies 2015

Happy Friday the 13th/Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend everyone!  Wow, that’s quite the mashup.  Not sure what image would really capture that — chocolate covered scorpions wielding teeny-tiny American flags? I’ll stick with sparkly sugar cookie hearts and share some other sweet things to savor when you get a moment. The romance of a pink sofa. [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Valentine’s Day Edition

Road Jam outside Tarma, Peru

Happy Valentine’s Day!   A few weeks ago I was stuck on a muddy road outside Tarma, Peru waiting over an hour for construction to clear. Was I frustrated? Of course. But after awhile I stopped fussing about getting to our destination and started focusing on the  unexpected beauty around me.  I saw a good [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

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    • Left our modern hotel to explore Seoul’s past at the Bukchon Hanok Village where houses from the turn of the last century mix it up with hipster shops like the black and white photography studio where we practiced our best Seoul-ful expressions. Elsewhere in the village more tourists dressed up in traditional hanboks—like this Chinese woman wearing sunglasses and carrying a Chanel handbag—set up tripods for atmospheric selfies. We explored several intact homes with artfully frozen plantings and  wrote New Year’s wishes to be strung up then ceremonially burned later. Navigating our way through the charming but crowded neighborhood filled with “be quiet” notices on front gates we decided that living here would be like living on Lombard Street in San Francisco. After a traditional lunch of many small delicacies we wandered through pottery, furniture and textile shops in Insadong. At one point, police escorted paraders past us carrying American and South Korean flags and we wondered if this was some protest against the North?