And beyond, because I’m starting to doubt that the pandemic is actually over. This post lists all the music I’ve listened to at home since shortly after the pandemic started in early 2020. You can also follow along on my Instagram feed in the right hand column. The latest? Beethoven’s 7th. Updated through August 4, 2021.
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Also on our vacation, we spent a few nights in Philadelphia. Ah, Philly — the site of one of our first dates back in 2008. We had such a good time then, I don’t know why we waited so long to go back. But the first night was awful — torrential rain, which made it…
It just occurred to me — I moved to New Jersey 32 years ago today. And now I’ve lived here half my life. And don’t get started on New Jersey please. It’s a good place to be!
Oy. This brings to mind an anecdote from my ad agency days that I like to share at times like these.
And I realized that since my college days I hadn’t really been keeping up with the world of serious music. It’s really true that by the time you’re 30 you’re pretty set in your musical tastes, and it’s surprising that people who enjoy contemporary classical music (like myself) are subject to the same phenomenon. So here are my efforts at hoisting myself out of a possible rut.
I haven’t posted a new recipe in a while. I made this one up on the fly over the weekend and immediately made my personal greatest-hits list. Probably the best fish I’ve ever cooked.
I recently got a nice cache of LPs from a friend. They’d been stored it in a somewhat damp basement for a long time and the packaging had definitely suffered. And the vinyl, too.
A common problem with commercial printing can lead to some odd results. I used to move in those circles back in the day, when I was a print production manager for advertising agencies. When I went “on-press,” meaning I went to the printing plant to watch the sheets come off the press to make sure…
Before I wrote about this, I wanted to give it a little time to settle in and see how it works. But after ~14 years I’ve finally pulled the plug with my former hosting service, MidPhase.
Here’s a bit of 1902 footage of a unique kind of urban transit system, a suspended railway…