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I have had the good fortune to live in many progressive, avant garde, hippy, yuppy, far out places.
And I've had a great sense of timing, from attending the University of Colorado at Boulder when Mork & Mindy were popular on TV in the late 1970s, to living in Upstate New York near Ithaca, the academic home of Cornell University.
In the story line of Mork & Mindy, Mindy ran a retail store on the chi-chi Pearl Street Mall in the middle of Boulder, Co. I could tell my friends back home that the athletic track where Mork stood during the beginning credits was where I ran in my running class.
And, being in Colorado, I learned to cook out of the Moosewood Cookbook as everyone did, never dreaming that someday, when I went to graduate school, I would be in Ithaca, New York, to taste the food for myself at the Moosewood Restaurant.