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  • Primary Election Day, NYC

    NY Primary Election Day – what you need to know

  • On Losing

    On Losing

    So the Warriors won … again.

  • NYC’s Dollar Bus Network

    NYC’s Dollar Bus Network

    Every vibrant city has its public transportation woes and homegrown hacks to resolve them. I experienced Mexico City’s Pesero buses when I was directed by a local to jump into passing VW Bus that took me where I wanted to go as long as I didn’t mind dropping off a few other people along the […]

  • What to do in Oahu?

    What to do in Oahu?

    A friend is headed off to Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands for a week and asked for a couple must-do activities while he’s there. I’ve visited the island several times and here’s my list: Rent a car for your stay. You’ll want to have a car to get around unless you’re staying at a place […]

  • A very New York story

    A very New York story

    The saga of Kareem Rahma and his missing New York Magazine.

  • Wordle

    Wordle

    The online game of Wordle has been online since November last year but it broke into popular view in January when the yellow and green chicklet pictograms started showing up in people’s social media timelines. The game is elegant in its simplicity. Wordle refreshingly lacks any viral loops (players are limited to a single game […]

  • NYC Restaurant Streeteries

    NYC Restaurant Streeteries

    Back in March, I wrote a post for the SmartNews intranet explaining to my colleagues in Japan the temporary sheds you see on the street outside of restaurants. In San Francisco they were called parklets, here in NYC they are called streeteries. They were built so restaurants could comply with Covid restrictions on indoor dining. […]

  • Sept 11

    Sept 11

    Twenty years ago I was in Redmond, Washington at Microsoft on a business trip. Izumi called me at my hotel early in the morning to tell me something terrible had happened and that I should turn on the television to see. For the next three days I was stuck in Redmond with no way to […]

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    One more highlight from our recent visit to the MOMA was a clip from PlayTime, Jacques Tati’s 1967 comedic classic commentary on “confusion in an age of high technology” Tyler insisted we watch closely and upon multiple viewings you can see several story lines un-spool in the background. You can watch the full two hours […]

  • MOMA

    We stay-cationed over the long weekend and visited the Museum of Modern Art. We’ve been meaning to go but just never got around to it yet. We enjoyed it so much, we signed up for an annual membership (it’s tax-deductible). What I love about the annual museum memberships is that it takes the pressure off […]

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