Tonight we took daughter C. out to the Crabhouse in Edgewater for her 18th birthday. This raises the eternal question, how can I have an 18-year-old daughter when I’m barely 18 myself? Continue reading Happy Birthday
It’s a winning kind of movie with a mousetrap plot and some clever twists and turns along the way, and a cast that that makes it look easy. Continue reading Duplicity
And they said it couldn’t be done. Brandy is a shepherd mix we got from the pound back in 2001 when she was about a year-and-a-half old. So in dog years, she’s pushing 70. One of the au pairs we had when the kids were little trained her to know that, when we gave her a Milk Bone, she should eat it down on the … Continue reading Old Dog Learns New Trick
A slightly amusing recall notice. Continue reading Lawyer Up
It’s the Great Falls in Paterson, NJ. For years we’ve been hearing about this, the second-biggest waterfall east of the Mississippi, but never took the 30-or-so minutes to get up there.
Continue reading …Paterson, NJ
A few weeks ago, I got a note from a visitor I hadn’t known, but whose grandparents lived in my house when she was a child in the 1950s. She was gracious enough to send along a few photos, and I hope she doesn’t mind if I share a few of the more generic ones here.
Continue reading Local History, Up Close
Last night, through the generosity of one of LF’s co-workers, we scored two tickets for the semifinals of the Big East tournament.
Continue reading Big East Tournament At The Garden
I love record stores. But I suppose the simple fact that I use the phrase “record store” dates me as a child of the pre-digital age. Maybe I should say, I love music stores. But then that’s a little confusing instead, because a music store is something more like Patelson’s. But little by little in the age of the CD, record stores have become less … Continue reading The End Of The Record Store As We Know It
LF and I were watching the (really outstanding) Ovation cable channel the other night, and this 1988 Tom Waits movie came up. Here’s a clip, “Shore Leave.”
Continue reading Big Time
Hiking up in the Rez yesterday, we found someone had been having some fun with the blazes on the Orange Trail.
Continue reading Slightly Off Track