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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 7, Owning It

So yeah, why don’t I have a place of my own?  It’s complicated. Details at Medium. https://medium.com/@martinjohnson_76387/life-on-aisle-2-this-is-what-plan-c-looks-like-episode-7-owning-it-a33a658e9a6e Advertisements

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At Medium on Lorraine Gordon (R.I.P.)

The Village Vanguard is one of a kind.  A trapezoidal basement with the best acoustics in jazz.  The club’s owner was one of a kind too.  She passed away on Saturday. This is my remembrance. View story at Medium.com

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 6, The Kids Are Alright

The store is literally surrounded by college dorms.  Some of our customers are the new generation of yuppies.  Some give me hope and remind me of my early culinary experiences.  Details at Medium. https://medium.com/@martinjohnson_76387/life-on-aisle-2-this-is-what-plan-c-looks-like-episode-6-the-kids-are-alright-e67de93df70c

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 5: Service Not Subservience

I think on the surface it looks like a job in the New York City retail specialty food business is about taking orders from over privileged clientele.  It can be that, or you can flip the relationship.  I learned to … Continue reading

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 4, On Beer

Craft beer has changed a lot in the last five years.  Some employers get it, some, well, don’t. Here’s how it has affected my work life. https://medium.com/@martinjohnson_76387/life-on-aisle-2-this-is-what-plan-c-looks-like-episode-4-on-beer-e1b217f7f969  

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 3 These are My Neighbors

If in 1988, when I first moved to the East Village, you told me that I’d be there for 30 years, I would have thought my life was a dream come true.  It is dreamy at times, but the East … Continue reading

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like Episode 2

This blog is my attempt to make sense of my transition from newspaper columnist to cheesemonger to craft beer buyer and the downward mobility that accompanied the change.   In this episode I acclimate to a different sort of coworker. View … Continue reading

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