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BrooksLooks @ A Career in Independent Hospitality

A Career in Independent Hospitality Brooks Bradbury 1. It will bring you to places and present you with situations you have never imagined. 2. Whatever you give, it will ask even more of you–and challenge you each day. 3. The costs … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ The Great Quinnipiack Club Soup Controversy of 2006

AREA HEADLINES: “SOUP CONTROVERSY BOILS OVER!” “CLUB HULLABALOO OVER SOUP ON THE FRONT BURNER” “STIRRING THE POT IN CLUB SOUP DEBACLE” “SOUP BATTLE: A REAL BEEF!”              “STOCK POT TEMPERS FLARE” “AD HOC SOUP COMMISSION APPPOINTED” “Q CLUB ‘SOUP-GATE’ REVEALS CANNED … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Running a Remote Western Guest Ranch

Running a Remote Guest Ranch in Arizona Brooks Bradbury “There is a tarantula in my room!” Thus began a three year adventure and a unique hospitality repositioning assignment in the Chihuahuan Desert of the American southwest. More specifically, my wife … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Quasi Gray and Fuzzy

Quasi Gray and Fuzzy Brooks Bradbury life is quasi gray and fuzzy while I hoped for more-finite i’ve received my share of nebulous while in search of black and white perhaps approximate and nearly is all we really get instead … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Delirium

DELIRIUM Brooks Bradbury YOU TRIED TO LEAVE YOU SOLD YOUR SOUL NOW IT’S YOU WHO’S IN THE HOLE SEEMS YOU WERE JUST A BRIDGE FOR US A HERE-TO-THERE WITH TOO MUCH FUSS YOU TRIED TO GET THE SHIP TO SINK … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Additional Therapy Required

Additional Therapy Required Brooks Bradbury They were the matter-of-fact, high-wire requests every local innkeeper and inn-team fielded and responded to over the course of a frenetic summer in the Berkshires. These were life’s serendipitous brushes with greatness in sweet and … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ The Crooked Road

THE CROOKED ROAD Brooks Bradbury 12.19.13 if you’re a soul on the road less trod people think you’re kind of odd dancer to the different beat of distant drums with footloose feet in faraway places where trails are less traveled … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Berkshire Dance

BERKSHIRE DANCE Brooks Bradbury Stockbridge Massachusetts 29 May 1999 It is invisible at first. You can’t quite perceive what surrounds you having arrived from points beyond with stress clearly visible in your eyes. The veins in your neck throb and … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Innkeepers

INNKEEPERS LIKE SLEEPERS Brooks Bradbury 15 November 2013 IT’S NO SECRET INNKEEPERS LIKE SLEEPERS ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO RENT ROOMS AND THOSE WHO DRINK WINE AND THOSE WHO NEED TIME FOR ROMANCE LIKE BRIDES & GROOMS AND THOSE OVERDUE FOR SOME … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Innkeeper Nation

INNKEEPER NATION Brooks Bradbury WE BUILD OUR BUSINESS SERVING GUESTS FIRST WE ATTEND TO COMFORT HUNGER AND THIRST THE GO-TO PEOPLE FOR RELAXATION GETAWAYS AND CELEBRATIONS SOMETIMES SPEECHLESS AT WHAT WE BEHOLD AT WHAT WE SEE AND WHAT WE’RE TOLD … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ The Gift of Goodbye

Brooks Bradbury January 2013 At that moment, it never quite sinks in. Perhaps only later are we understand the magnitude of the gifts we’ve received, as doors close and this chapter of our lives abruptly ends. Little do we know that our lives are … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Arizona’s Promising Wine Future

Out on the crush pad at 7 a.m. on a cool and glorious Arizona morning, winemaker Curt Dunham of Lawrence Dunham Vineyards brings out a hot pot of coffee before the day begins.  His thriving vineyards surround the winery against the backdrop of Chiricahua … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ The Opening of Primland, Luxury Lodge and Spa in Southern Virginia

  Opening a Luxury Lodge and Spa in Southern Virginia by Brooks Bradbury A few years ago, a New York City recruiter called to introduce me to a new project in a rural area of Virginia. I flew to Switzerland … Continue reading

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