Once in a while the Monopoly game of life tosses us Second Prize in a Beauty Contest card. Last night, courtesy of the nice people at the New Yorker and Johnny Walker, I saw a preview of the film The Clearing with Robert Redford, Willem Dafoe and Helen Mirren. The plot was thriller, but the […]
Some curiosities seen in Hamburg, Germany: The U.S. Customs Services erected a kiosk to receive comments and suggestions… …but after booting up it awaits a password What new office buildings look like My First Sony. I love the three progressively bigger green buttons to adjust the volume. Oddly, the arrows on the rewind button point […]
I’ve tried to determine the quietest place in Central Park, which I think is in the northwest corner, about a block east of 103rd St and Central Park West in a hilly, wooded section. I hadn’t thought of this question in terms of time, but on Christmas night almost the entire park was silent, with […]
Did anyone else have an Italian grandmother that would cook them Pastina? An earliest food memory for me, I recently picked up a box in the market, along with all the ingredients in the chicken-soup-with-pastina recipe on the side. Mmmmmmm, comfort food. And good for you. What’s the earliest food you can remember eating?