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What A Wonderful World

There are a lot of weird things about my country. That a debate on climate change even exists in America is simply bewildering. By Nick Macksood   The right side of my attic bedroom, the side behind the fan loudly blowing in my face, is roughly 100 degrees. The left side is a little better. [ Read More… ]

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Exhausted and hungry: a tale of identity and insanity

by: Anna Frost The food we make, or don’t make, when we are tired says a lot about us – specifically our upbringing and what we find comfort in. Whether it is an exhaustion of the mind, body or soul, the foods we automatically reach for map out our past, the flavors that made us [ Read More… ]

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No Dogs Allowed

Dogs all around the world are known as Man’s Best Friend, but here in America we literally believe it. It’s a good thing we love them enough to push our vacations to the brink of passive-aggressive disaster. By Nick Macksood   Go outside right now and head downtown. It’s nearly mid-July now and heat in each [ Read More… ]

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iTravel

Technology is–in a G-rated word–a nuisance, but for better or worse it has forever changed the way we experience the world. By Nick Macksood   I once travelled around Europe for six weeks without the aid of a smartphone. It was 2013. Actually, I had just gotten a new phone, one of those free ones [ Read More… ]

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Moped A-No-Go

Let’s just keep the scooters where they belong, yes?   I wanted a moped the very minute I left Italy. I can remember sitting in the Montparnasse train station in Paris checking Craigslist Grand Rapids for scooters until I got home. But not just any moped–it had to be a Vespa. The quintessential Italian people [ Read More… ]

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E Pluribus Unum

We find them in the couch cushions, cup holders, and sometimes behind our ears: coins are an intercontinental passport, old as we are, no matter what the date says.   The sheer amount of loose American change is the heaviest weight on the planet. No one can convince me otherwise. Present day Rome could be [ Read More… ]

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Sleepy Sunday

                  by Ilana Gensler Often, porridge reminds many of a meal their parents force-feed them during cold winter mornings or when they’re feeling under the weather. In my family, however, oatmeal has always been perceived as a treat! While I don’t have the privilege of eating my [ Read More… ]

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Chaos and sanity: lessons from Julia Child and my Martha’s Vineyard kitchen

by: Anna Frost “Can you have a bad day more often?” asks my housemate Nick, as he swallows a mouthful of pie. “Yes, definitely,” agrees Jo, digging her fork into her slice for another bite. Earlier in the day, I arrived home after working the early morning shift – 4:30 a.m. to about 11:30 a.m. [ Read More… ]

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Summer, ice cream and Eddie Murphy

by: Anna Frost Eddie Murphy said it best – a phrase, by the way, I never thought I would commit to paper – when the ice cream man came around when you were a kid, “no matter what you was doin’, you would stop and lose your f****n’ mind.” As a child though, my parents [ Read More… ]

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The Sofia Limited

Before you criticize a foreigner for taking our jobs, imagine the ones they left behind and ask yourself if you would do the same.   Lately, I’ve been thinking about who travels. Everybody goes someplace at some time in their lives. It doesn’t have to be far. People come to Martha’s Vineyard from places as [ Read More… ]

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