Archive for June 2013

Surfin’ Safari With Me

blog by Robyn Wyman-Dill

From the east, we head west at a speed of 500 miles an hour.  As we rise in the skies, Manhattan’s corporate peaks – below us – grow tiny and then disappear.  Forging through the clouds, our flight is bound for blonder sunsets off the shores of southern California.  Let’s go Surfin’ USA., awaits us – three thousand miles away.

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blog and photographs by Robyn Wyman-Dill

I delight in the world of delicious. So, the idea of being ‘inside the belly of the whale’ at an upscale food market – deep in the heart of delectables – makes a truly orgasmic impression on me.  When my appetite is aroused – in the key of cuisine – it will sing for its supper.

It is 1:30pm.  I am dashing across town, fighting with time.  Breezing through city blocks, dappled in polka dots of early summer sun.   I move swiftly through the crowds, fueled with the thoughts of culinary splendors, determined to make my  prix fix lunch destination before L’Ecole(the restaurant at the French Institute of Culinary Arts) closes at 2pm. I have 30 blocks to go. Read the rest of this entry »

A is for Attitude

blog by Robyn Wyman-Dill


A is for Annabelle, followed by attitude – a settled way of thinking that surfaces in people’s behavior.  Like ‘two sides to a coin’, there are two types of attitudes. One is good.  The other bad.  Challenged by up to 50,000 thoughts being processed in the human brain every day.

The ‘head‘ side of the attitude coin is etched with positive thoughts.

Positive thinkers are very good at figuring things out.  Through consistent effort, they will see options where others don’t.  They will overcome challenges and learn positively from them.  In the process, they know how to avoid unnecessary stress by remaining realistic about their limitations. Bravo!

On the ‘tail‘ side of life,  negative attitudes assume the worst possible outcome.

Beware of this state of bleak confusion and its many disguises out to suck you dry. (Negative attitudes can be cameleons here – hiding behind happy veneers.) Being catastrophe is second nature to negative mindsetters – stress, a weakened immune system and depression – are its kissing cousins.

Soooo…..we would like to encourage our readers to put on your positive thinking cap and stayed tuned.

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” 

Mahatma Gandhi


In the interim, we have ‘gone fishing’ for culinary inspirations to share with our readership upon our return from the Big Apple.