Union Station


Union Station in Kansas City has all the opulence of the gilded age. Visiting was like stepping into a time capsule.

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20140322-154704.jpgThis is America if I’ve ever seen it.

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Beargrass Creek


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It’s been a couple of weeks, but I’m still thinking about this dessert at Underbelly.


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Taco Luchadore


If there is one gaping hole in Louisville’s otherwise incredible food scene it’s tacos. That was until Taco Luchadore opened this week. My Al Pastor tacos were everything I could have wanted and the service would even have made Danny Meyer proud. The fact that it’s three shops down from Quills on Baxter is just icing on the cake. I love this city and I love tacos. Now I can love both at the same time.

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Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore Murakami

Preparing for the Big Eastern Barista Competition is taking up most of my spare time this winter, but I did manage to set aside some time to read Haruki Murakami’s novel Kafka on the Shore, a surreal take on the classic Greek tragedy of Oedipus with a few notable twists. Throw in an elderly man who can talk to cats and a spirit who manifests itself as Colonel Sanders and you have a story that could only have come from the mind of Murakami. Kafka on the Shore is a page turner like an Agatha Christie novel, but with none of the neat and tidy resolution one expects from a mystery. I’ll be pondering this story for some time.

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Christmas in Arizona



Our first Christmas in Arizona. Julie loves cacti.

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