29 Aug 2012

To Tell Our Truth, pt. 1

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It’s like hearing a song from your past in the car speakers beside you at a stoplight, or when a favorite book cover winks at you from behind the fingers of a fellow traveler.  An artificial familiarity, but comforting just the same. A table of professional African American women, still in their heels and lined […]

29 Aug 2012

To Tell our Truth, pt. 2

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…continued from “To Tell Our Truth, Part 1”   “We have to do more of this!” new Michelle says, gesturing to our tabletop of appetizer plates and empty glasses. We nod and toast in agreement.  A 2007 American Bar Association report titled “Visible Invisibility” describes how black women in the legal profession face the “double burden” […]

27 Aug 2012

Get them While You Can: Summer Menu Items at Cafe Pfister

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Get them While You Can: Summer Menu Items at Cafe Pfister

Sure, summer is coming to an end, but while they’re available, you can still enjoy the delicious tastes of summer that Chef Brian has put together for the Cafe Pfister’s menu. Including two of Chef Brian’s favorites, the WELLspa Caprese Salad and the incredible Floribbean Panini. WELLspa Caprese Salad featuring: fresh burrata, heirloom tomatoes, torn basil, […]

17 Aug 2012

The Student Whisperer

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By all accounts, Timothy Westbrook is a cheerful guy.  He’s beaming whenever I see him: showing one of his fabrics to a guest, chatting with staff, carrying a cup of coffee through the halls or waving from behind the sewing machine in his studio.  Beaming. His good mood radiates with a different frequency today. Three […]

10 Aug 2012

Bravery

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Bravery

I spotted the boy first.  A fair-headed toddler with the ambition –if not the arm extension—to reach the hand towels all by himself.  Up on his tiptoes, he wiggled and stretched his fingers toward the sensor. His small grunts only rumbled out as giggles. His mother and I watched for an extra heartbeat before she […]

8 Aug 2012

Incognito

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  “So, who’s going to read this? Where will it be published?” I suppose this is what it’s like to talk with a spy or an undercover agent.   “Do you have to use my real name?” Or a fugitive from the law.   “You’re not going to mention where I work, are you?” Or, […]