Food

German Persimmons > American Persimmons

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Lately I had been confused watching others in the supermarkets of Berlin load their shopping carts with orange, hard persimmons, quite different from the burnt orange, nearly blood orange I find in the markets of Chinatown that must be soft before you should even think of taking a bite.

Lifestyle

Living in Brooklyn… Temporarily

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It’s been a while since I’ve lived in Brooklyn.
My main Williamsburg petsitting client moved to Berlin (although we are still in touch and heading to watch her dog Thunder there in 3 days over Thanksgiving break!) and the other one we learned was spying on us with a webcam, which they only let us know about after we spent days walking around naked. Such creepy people. We have not been back, despite their asking.

Lifestyle

Hoboken Elects a Sikh as Mayor!

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It’s funny I was just in Hoboken yesterday musing about how I left the city, after living an buying property there, to live somewhere more diverse than this very white-washed mile squared town, just outside NYC.

So I’m so pleased to read that Hoboken, and its population of 55,000, have elected Councilman Ravi Bhalla – “the first Sikh elected mayor in New Jersey, and one of only a few Sikhs to become mayor of an American city”!!