Who’s Hungry?

For those of you curious on the matter, I encourage you to avoid planning on going anywhere via car in downtown Dubai the day the Tour of Dubai’s prologue comes to town. […]

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Starbucks trumps round doughnuts with their square d'nuts!

The Tour of Dubai’s Prologue’s Prologue

I’m just going to assume that you’ve never been to Dubai. Prior to my arrival 21 hours ago, I’d never met anyone who’s been to Dubai, I’d never been to Dubai myself, […]

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Clearing up a sticky mess

So why maple syrup, Ted?     I love maple syrup for a variety of reasons – the purity, the nostalgia, its simplicity in contrast to its oh-so-delicious complexity. It may sound […]

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Oh geeze, where does the time go? I can’t help but use hokey vernacular as I put pen to paper – or finger to keyboard – from arguably America’s corniest town, Solvang, […]

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Also took the folks to a final dinner in CA before they set back to the eastern tundra - Tar&Roses in Santa Monica. L-R: Bone marrow, oxtail dumplings, pigs' ears, and beef carpaccio.

Californian Montage

I’m doing an uncharacteristically poor job of updating my site. And for that I sincerely apologize. Thankfully a photo is worth a thousands words — or at least a brief blurb as […]

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Allora. Tedivus and Thanksgiving on the 2013 calendar have come and gone. Missing family, friends, turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, more pumpkin pie, more stuffing, more turkey, more friends, and more family — […]

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Twice the night before Tedivus…

Ted, what’s new? Why thank you for asking. In a word: lots. But in reality, the more things change, the more they stay the same, so in fact, maybe there’s not all […]

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kkotrc 2013

What a day

Perfect is a strong word, but I might go for it. This third annual Krempels King of the Road Challenge was a stunning success. Furthermore, thanks to the $100,000+ raised entirely for […]

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