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The First Great Forage

The whirlwind of Andy’s life never stops, rarely slows, and is always ready to start up again. Why? Because he’s insane. Anyhow, the voices urge me onward. Recently I was able to organize and participate in a Slow Food Charlotte event that was with a local forager named Reed. A rule on foragers. They know […]

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Fundraising with Friends, Co-Starring Chocolate and Pork

Warning, if you are a strong vegetarian onwards you should know I am a great omnivore and only have respect for my foodsources. This article is highly doused in the art of pork and I hope you will still love me in the end. I think I’m finally fully out of my meat-choco-coma. It took […]

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Is he Insane? A Trip from Heaven to Earth

Many of you know, I skydive. “Why does one want to walk wings? Why force one’s body from a plane to make a parachute jump? Why should man want to fly at all? People often ask these questions. But what civilization was not founded on adventure, and how long could one exist without it? Some […]

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Fundraising for Terra Madre 2008

In an effort to participate in a global community, support our friends and peers abroad, we ask for your help. Slow Food Charlotte Robin and I have been members of Slow Food Charlotte now for 3+ years. We were brought in through friends who showed us that quality also meant good, clean, and fair. Through […]

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2008 Skyfest and Rodriguez Boogie, Fantastic Fun

While I can’t say last week was perfect; after getting horribly ill and rebounding with the same celerity I flew into action at [Skydive Carolina](http://skydivecarolina.com) on Thursday and enjoyed myself thoroughly in social skydiving activities. Photography Video Montage A Heat Wave to Remember The heat was magnificent in its ability to melt us all. With […]

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Your Mind and Your Life, Fighting Irrationality

I love to experience life and the world. To many it looks like I am defiant or full of challenge but really it is a zest for the experience. Maybe I have some kinesthesia issues. Recently during a scuba trip on Grand Cayman I was to find myself in a position I have rarely, if […]

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Table Talk with Ciao Italia’s Mary Ann Esposito

[Charlotte Shout](http://charlotteshout.com) culminated it’s month long September activity list with a [culinary arts showdown](http://charlotteshout.com/nav.cfm?cat=44&subcat=211). One of the guest chefs for the event, Mary Ann Esposito of [Ciao Italia](http://ciaoitalia.com/). Mary Ann and her daughter-in-law / scheduler extraordinaire Jennifer Esposito met with me for a lunch at [Ratcliffe on the Green](http://ratcliffeonthegreen.com). The conversation coursed around [Slow Food](http://slowfoodusa.org), […]

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