Archive for July, 2009

There’s something great to be said about a restaurant that tries to do a few things flawlessly, rather than a lot of things moderately. 1905, a little-known yet thriving restaurant on the border of DC’s bustling U Street neighborhood, provides a fresh take on the elegantly rustic bistro we all know and love so well, […]


“Philosophy Begins in Wonder” – Plato Complex, fruity, creamy, malty, sweet – wonder how a single beer could achieve a strikingly subtle balance between all of these characteristics? Brewery Ommegang has managed to achieve this balance in their Belgian style Quadrupel Ale, Three Philosophers. In a blend of 95% traditional ale with 5% Kriek (a […]


The main reason for this posting is the photographs. I decided to limit the words this time since the photos speak volumes about how fresh and beatiful springtime is in our parents’ garden. My Mom and Dad have worked hard for years developing raised vegetable beds, a large compost bin, and many fruit trees. Although […]