Category Archives: General Musings

The Big Picture: beer; the world; the universe; beer. That sort of things.

Keira Eleison

Dear Keira Knightley: You are an outrageously beautiful girl and, based on the performance you gave in Bend It Like Beckham, an outrageously talented actress as well, which is a happy combination. (There wasn’t much to go on in Pirates … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Tuesdays

Gray, wet and warm here in Gotham. The best thing about weather like this is that it rarely lasts long enough to drive you crazy. Reeling in the Years: Dinner with my parents last night – Upper West Side, Chinese … Continue reading

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The Sun Rises

… And so do I. I woke up for no reason at all at 5 this morning, right as the sky was beginning to lighten. Could not get back to sleep. This sucks.

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Les Paradis Artificiels

I can picture the boffins at the International Agency for Questionable Decisions gazing into their laptops… “So, what do we do about those coca growers in Columbia, eh?” “Waaall, what if we encouraged alternative crops? Sugar cane does nicely there, … Continue reading

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May the Show of Force be With You

Outside down on Whitehall Street there’s a phalanx of uniformed cops and a double row of prowl cars, parked nose-out into the street on both sides for at least two full blocks. Side streets are blocked off and formations are … Continue reading

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Sic Transit Gloria Olsen

The giggly breathy squeaky sound you heard Sunday was Ashley Fuller Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen turning legal. I was going to get up early to watch it, but one thing led to another and sunrise isn’t really my specialty. Besides, … Continue reading

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The Days, The Daze

[Luxuriant stretch, the human equivalent of a purr] Rustle, rustle, rustle … creak. [Rumpling noises, gummy first-voice sounds] Ahem. Anyone in here? It’s, uh, been summer. I was outside, and napping. Starting this week the explosive distractions at work should … Continue reading

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A Touch of Classmates

The Scary High School Reunion, to which we add the Curious High School Centennial celebration, has come and gone, and it was odd and wonderful fun. This is the Cliff Notes short version; the saga won’t come out without judicious … Continue reading

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Past Times at Stuyvesant High

Some astute Class of ’79 grads brought their Indicator yearbooks to our 25-year high school reunion today. I didn’t buy a yearbook or class ring when I trailed away from Stuyvesant back then, and that was the last yearbook to … Continue reading

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Drink and Spell

Freddy’s Back Room is –hardly unexpectedly– the back room at Freddy’s, a bar at the edge of Park Slope, Brooklyn, that is threatened by the despicable sport complex planned for the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. On Wednesday, June … Continue reading

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