Author Archives: Richard Koerner

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.

“…always a pleasure to meet another light in the darkness.”

Once a month on Mondays, we have a meeting in Chicago. To make parking easier, I use ParkWhiz or SpotHero to reserve our parking. The easiest place to use is the Valet Service of the Tavern on the Park on … Continue reading

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Getting my inner Hungarian on, Part 2

I bought kenyérszalonna online a few weeks ago. This is the extremely fatty bacon that Hungarians use on the barbecue in order to drip its fat on good bread (in our case, rye with seeds) to make a surprisingly tasty … Continue reading

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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette AKA Colette

Sunday saw us hitting the movies. In the past, sometimes we have waited too long and the movie that we want to see is gone. This was special since it is about the French writer by the name of Colette. … Continue reading

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Heatwave, Cold, fall transition, and random thoughts

The first thing on my mind this morning was the frost that was blanketing the roofs and grass. The latter was only visible with frost on shaded areas. Yes, it has finally come and only a few days after a … Continue reading

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Bogrács and Kenyérszalonna and getting my inner Hungarian on

Going camping recently, despite the intense cold that would probably stop most people from doing it again, Michael and I started talking. He asked about the origins of Goulash. He knew, as did I, that originally Goulash was made by … Continue reading

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