November 30, 2016

That’s all the Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee except Dianne Feinstein.


You are what you watch…

November 29, 2016

I read so much commentary saying Trump’s flag burning tweet was a “misdirection”…

Lard Bread

November 23, 2016

There are a few food items from Brooklyn that friends request when we come visit. Lard Bread is one of them.

There’s a thing you can find, mostly in Brooklyn, called lard bread. It’s bread, with cured pork baked right into it, and it’s not the slightest bit embarrassed about its name. We had ours imported from Brooklyn’s Mazzola Bakery.

That’s our local joint. We bought four loaves for Thanksgiving…

A Lost World of Shipwrecks is Found

November 19, 2016

Via the NY Times, an amazing story of 1,000 year old shipwrecks discovered in the Black Sea.

Brooklyn Raccoon

November 17, 2016

I know in most places this is a normal thing, but we don’t see raccoons in Brooklyn. At least I haven’t in 20 years.

But walking home after dark tonight with my daughter, she calls out “raccoon!”! And sure enough, there’s a big fat raccoon crawling over the garbage by a nice brick building. And then he starts climbing up the drain pipe. Pretty quickly for a fat raccoon…


Subway Therapy

November 11, 2016

Only in New York. People are putting post-its with post election messages on the subway wall

Michael Moore Called it in July

November 10, 2016

Written in July, Michael Moore wrote why he thought Trump would win. He said Trump would win Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. And he focused on the enthusiasm gap:

And there is no doubt in my mind that if people could vote from their couch at home on their X-box or PlayStation, Hillary would win in a landslide.

But that is not how it works in America. People have to leave the house and get in line to vote. And if they live in poor, Black or Hispanic neighborhoods, they not only have a longer line to wait in, everything is being done to literally stop them from casting a ballot. So in most elections it’s hard to get even 50% to turn out to vote. And therein lies the problem for November – who is going to have the most motivated, most inspired voters show up to vote? You know the answer to this question. Who’s the candidate with the most rabid supporters? Whose crazed fans are going to be up at 5 AM on Election Day, kicking ass all day long, all the way until the last polling place has closed, making sure every Tom, Dick and Harry (and Bob and Joe and Billy Bob and Billy Joe and Billy Bob Joe) has cast his ballot?  That’s right. That’s the high level of danger we’re in. And don’t fool yourself — no amount of compelling Hillary TV ads, or outfacting him in the debates or Libertarians siphoning votes away from Trump is going to stop his mojo.