Grrr. Safeway, you’re letting us down

We’ve been buying a ready-made Thanksgiving turkey dinner from Safeway for at least twenty years, if not more. It used to be almost all-inclusive; all we had to add were sweet potatoes and green veggies. It had a 10-lb. bird, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, a dozen rolls and a pumpkin pie. A couple …

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Birthday desserts

We went to the local Mexican restaurant for a birthday lunch today, combining my sister’s day (October 30) with my own (November 4). After the usual tacos, enchiladas, burritos, ensaladas and chimichangas, the restaurant gave my sister and me each a free birthday dessert. First, Flan for my sister. Then, Sopapilla for me. Finally, a …

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Now this is a pipeline!

Three kilometers long and full of beer! Underground! Even if anything goes wrong, it’s hardly likely to be as damaging as any oil pipeline breach might be. It’s environmentally sound, too, since the purpose is to eliminate hundreds of truck deliveries per year. I don’t drink much beer anymore, but this is a pipeline I …

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