Most years I try to do a 9/11 post. This year it’s on a Tuesday again, and the weather is pretty similar. There are a few clouds in the sky, unlike that other crystalline blue day, but the feeling is the same.
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The time: Friday, August 31.
The place: Macy’s Herald Square, New York City.
We’ve been trying to figure out what to do with some old furniture. At around the 4:00 mark I had an idea.
This last Sunday, SHU played host to a remarkable person, with a very remarkable mission. In 1941, after the Germans invaded Russia, they sent out special teams called Einsatzgruppen with the special mission to round up an kill civilian Jews. Unlike in Poland and Germany itself, there are no concentration …
The plane comes in from the left at around 2:00 in. In about 40 seconds people are already piling out onto the wings. Watch at the far right around 3:00, someone slips and falls in, and another passenger quickly moves out to help pull him/her back in. The first NY Waterway ferryboat is on the scene in less than four minutes.
With Halloween just around the corner, here are some horrors that cousin Shari and I saw while exploring the cemeteries of Butler County, PA. These are not for the timid, so read on at your peril.
Seven. Now there’s a number filled with symbolic meaning. God created the universe in seven days, there are seven deadly sins, seven virtues, seven sacraments. There’s the “seventh heaven,” as well as seven hells and seven days of the week. Seven seas and seven musical notes. Seven branches on a …
I didn’t really realize I was supposed to remember, until I read about it being remembered in the paper yesterday morning. So here’s what I remember.
Late afternoon, Midtown Manhattan, the lights and my computer go out. I look out my office door, all the lights and all the computers are out. So is my phone. So are the lights out on the street and in the offices across the way…
Last week ten previously unseen photos of Hiroshima, taken by an unknown Japanese photographer immediately after the bombing, were released by the Hoover Archives. Most of the photos we’ve seen of the aftermath are either sanitized, showing a sterile landscape from which everything has been simply removed, like this one:
Edmund Hillary, dead at 88. He crossed over the last great frontier — at least the last great frontier here on Earth.
Via Kottke an, um, analysis of the Lands’ End catalog. I wondered if the art director had this all in mind. I wondered if this guy needs to get out more. Today one of their catalogs landed in the mailbox again. But it (apparently) wasn’t this one.