Month: May 2021

  • Michael Menchaca

    It was soggy out on Saturday so I took a look my NYC Museums twitter list to see what was going on. Izumi and I settled on visiting the Museum of New York City uptown and with our admission came a free pass to check out El Museo del Barrio which has an exhibit of […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Climate change is moving vampire bats north to Florida. In California, Pacific lampreys, also known as “vampire fish,” are returning to rivers where they have not been seen for 40 years. UK police nabbed a drug dealer because of his love of Stilton cheese. Lawmakers in Texas passed a bill to allow people to carry […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    A piece of Antarctica the size of Rhode Island broke off and created the world’s largest iceberg. Five counties in eastern Oregon voted to secede the state and become part of Idaho. The first case of Covid was detected at Everest base camp in April. This week it is estimated that there are more than […]

  • Social Then, Social Now

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Frothy expectations bring out the cringe. Social Media was all the rage during Web 2.0 and at the crest of that wave brought us this little ditty, Let’s Get Social. Now it’s crypto. The clip below is a couple years old but I’m putting this […]

  • Tokyoiter

    Tokyoiter

    After moving to NYC, the cover art of the The New Yorker has taken on a new significance as I recognize the buildings and street scenes depicted and appreciate the weekly snapshots of the world around me. Tokyoiter is an art project which challenges participants to depict the cover of an imaginary Tokyo city magazine […]

  • Tyler’s BU Graduation

    It was just a few short years ago that I posted Tyler’s send off to college. Yesterday he graduated from Boston University. While the last year, for various reasons, has moved a bit slower than the others, the collective four years have flown by in hindsight. I can only imagine what a journey it’s been […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    While the cryptocurrency Dogecoin spiked to new highs we learned its co-creator sold off all his holdings in 2015 so he could pay his rent. Buzzfeed found Joe Biden’s Venmo account. Trump supporters are recounting ballots in Arizona, again, in order to prove the election was rigged. This time they are looking for traces of […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Hundreds of migrating birds had to be freed from a chimney of a home in Santa Barbara. Not having learned their lesson, the next day they apparently flew down another chimney in Los Angeles. A man’s bathroom break was extended longer than he bargained for when high winds knocked a tree over on to the […]

  • Prancer

    Prancer

    The internet is full of link rot. Things that you point to for their brilliance submerge out of view years later, lost to the sands of time. The wayback machine may be your only salvation but it’s like looking for lost scraps of paper in the attic. For this reason, I have copy/pasted this bit […]