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    Ep 217 – Ashela Richardson: Rum is Connected to Everything

    Download Flor de Caña’s ambassador, Ashela Richardson is a well traveled, rum imbibed, ecological woman who understands that everything is connected somehow. From early days making visits to restaurants where her mother worked, Ashela acquired a familiarity with hospitality. Her travels led her to vacation in some of the most beautiful places in Central America and unbeknownst to her, a serendipitous relationship began to develop with Flor de Caña. We chat about The Aviary, food deserts, discrimination, and more.  

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    Californication

    I miss Hank Moody. I’m not sure why. He was a failure as a father, or at least a less than stellar father figure. He sought out and idealized a woman he met in his formative years as a drunken creative auteur. So after 7 seasons, why am I left with this feeling of loss and absence? I know the show ended in 2014, but I hobbled along like many others through the last season to see how our heroic drunk resolved his lifelong romantic ailments. As it turns out, things worked out comfortably. He secured the love of his life of which he had the rockiest of ups and…