The tree is up in the lobby here at tom-mcgee.com world headquarters in beautiful Maplewood. Oops, forgot the star. We’ll get to that soon. Let me share something I like about Christmas. Daughter No. 1 took it on herself to pick out a few ornaments and put them up in a grouping together. The five […]
Our first big winter storm hit today. Up at the work site in extreme northern New Jersey there was a couple of inches of thick, greasy slush. Down here in Maplewood, lots of ice on all the branches (pretty!) and the power lines (dangerous!). One of the latter was down in the street across from […]
Travelling out to Ohio yesterday, I decided to do a little family history detective work. I took the kids on a side trip to Butler, PA, which is where my dad’s side of the family hails from. Using some info that my cousin Shari found, as well as some I tracked down on my own, I found this building, where my grandfather was born.
I didn’t get any shots from the Saturday program, but I went around on Sunday and took some shots of musicians when they were off-duty.
Having found a gainful consulting gig with Big Financial Firm in Jersey City. Any time I’m in a new neighborhood I like to go exploring, and found that “Joisey City” has some really nice qualities.
Back when I started cooking, I used to try to make bread. The recipes I tried were a tremendously time-consuming, labor-intensive struggle against the ingredients, and I never quite won. Thanks to the NY Times’ Minimalist column last Wednesday, I found a winner.
This afternoon Brandy and I enjoyed a warm sunny day walking through some of the scenic environs of South Mountain Reservation. One of our favorite spots has always been Hemlock Falls. After the three inches of rain earlier this week, this 35-foot cascade was in fine form.
Newark has always been the place to go for good Spanish and Portuguese food, and NJPAC is a terrific concert hall. But there are other omens and portends in the air indicating that Newark may finally be turning a corner. Since any omens worth their salt come in threes, here are the ones I’ve seen: […]