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A wine-win deal
A wine-win deal

Some years ago, I was invited to attend a food and wine fest in Adelaide, Australia. It was a great trip with visits to wineries, restaurants and markets, and lots and lots of tastings. The days started early and lasted long into the evening, but...

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A dogged supporter
A dogged supporter
TODAY columnist Lori Tobias on the opening of a new pack
Givers in need
Givers in need
cliff notes: the coast, condensed
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Care, in all its forms
Care, in all its forms

Two weeks ago, I was sitting on a bed in Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, waiting my turn for an outpatient surgical procedure. Tears were streaming down my face and I felt I owed the staff an explanation. I was not in pain. I was not...

Holding the line
Holding the line

On a July evening in 1989, I waited in the lobby of a swank New Haven restaurant for my husband, Chan, and the rest of the line crew to show up for dinner. Before long, the manager gathered a few of his staff nearby and told them some guests would be...

The center of town
The center of town

In his 12 years volunteering with Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts, David Dillon has helped host plenty of events. He’s seen some big names, too. Names like Cheryl Strayed, Ursula Le Guin and Phillip Margolin. But there was one...

Big city: small world
Big city: small world
TODAY columnist Lori Tobias hits the literary scene in New York City
Getting stuck with the bill
Getting stuck with the bill
TODAY columnist Lori Tobias on what the toppling of the Duckbill says about respect
Back to the Big Apple
Back to the Big Apple

“Start spreading the news.


I’m leaving today.


I want to be a part of it


New York, New York ….”


 

A new chapter
A new chapter
TODAY columnist Lori Tobias musters confidence in the runup to her literary debut
Cooking school
Cooking school
TODAY columnist Lori Tobias on a Newport booster who is truly in-tuna with her community