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A hungry tourist in palm-fringed Los Angeles

Growing up in southern California, there were always too many cities to visit, too many restaurants to check out and ample selections of tourist attractions. In the midst of exploration, I rarely found the time to immerse myself in the beauty and culture of Los Angeles. The reason? I blame
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An education in curiosity

Two Steps Forward

Every day from second through 12th grade, I commuted half an hour to a small private school in upstate New York. The Kenyon mansion (formerly an IBM lab) housed the high school — meaning that I had the pleasure of taking math class in the building where the first pocket
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