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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beacon Bits - One Bite At a Time

An occasional blog (otherwise known as "food for thought")
in celebration of community life in Beacon, NY


After pondering the utility of sharing my personal reflections regarding the goings-on and momentum of Beacon's reformation into a modern community of artists, professionals, families, singles, locals, working class, innovative and all-around creative folks, I decided it was time to put pen to paper (since I knew nothing about how to start a blog on the internet); but by now, if you are reading this, you can see that I've begun to enter the world of blogging. So here is some food for thought.

This past weekend, early Saturday morning, I drove down Main Street and caught a glimpse of the newly opened All You Knead bakery (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/nyregion/12qbitewe.html) and began humming the Beatles' tune, "All You Need Is Love", which turned into the image of only needing a fresh-baked loaf of bread (how about gorgonzola walnut, cheddar jalapeno or olive?), some local and
international cheese from Homespun (http://www.homespunfoods.com/) and a bottle of wine
purchased at the Artisan Wine Shop (http://www.artisanwineshop.com/). With this classic trio

of bread, wine and cheese, I could imagine a hike along Dennings Point (http://nynjctbotany.org/lgtofc/nydenngs.html) or a walk towards Riverfront Park (http://wikimapia.org/1699688/Riverfront-Park) or just a quick ride home for a late brunch while reading the Times and scanning the local Poughkeepsie Journal or Beacon Press for events. But since this local shopping visualization was virtual because I was about to embark on my first MTA train ride(http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm) from Beacon to NYC, I held my simple feast in my imagination until the end of the day when I could collect my local delicacies and savor the taste of home.


Inaugural Posting Written on June 13, 2011

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