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Do Genetics Affect Taste Buds?

If you came from my family of origin, the answer is an outstanding and emphatic yes! Yes genetics affect how we eat and what we think tastes good. In fact, if you are someone in our family and you happen to dislike any of the old-world Sicilian recipes from our great grandmother, you might be…
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April 23, 2024 0

What Grit Stands For

Our great state of Michigan has undoubtedly been through the wringer, at least in my lifetime. We have fought through the tough times, scratched, clawed, and rebuilt. We are the Comeback City of the USA. People have watched to see what we are doing all across the globe, especially lately with our dear Detroit Lions…
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March 9, 2024 0
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What is the Difference Between a Fair and a Carnival?

After the winter holiday season is over, my mind starts to look forward to spring, and I begin to make plans for outdoor activities like: But I have always wondered, what is the difference between a fair and a carnival? For example, the local faith-based facility in my neighborhood has a “Summers End Fair” with…
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January 11, 2024 0
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How Music Affects the Taste of Food?

As a music lover, full time writer, part time musician, and food connoisseur, I can relate very well with the idea of music affecting the taste of food as well as the ambiance of the whole experience itself. In addition, I also spent more than twenty years serving and bartending in Michigan food service establishments…
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November 17, 2023 0

Examples of Body Art

The first art to come to mind when thinking about body art is, naturally, tattoos. See how I automatically pluralized tattoos? Apparently, tattoos are addictive, at least what I have heard. Well, maybe more than what I have heard. Until three years ago, I had never had a tattoo artist imprint their creativity on my…
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November 9, 2023 0