Tour De Europe, Part 2

Tour De Europe, Part 2

Here’s the second in my series of stories from our recent trip to several European cities, this time focusing on their high-speed trains and other public transportation.

As I Tweeted Times Three

As I Tweeted Times Three

Brief thoughts on the death of a newswoman and a rock star, plus a movie I recommended two years ago that’s finally streaming on Netflix.

Tour De Europe

Tour De Europe

My wife and I spent the last two weeks in Europe, so I’ll have lots of stories and observations to share with you in the coming days. But let’s start with bicycles.

Movie Review: “Official Secrets”

Movie Review: “Official Secrets”

My review of a new movie starring Keira Knightley as a real-life British intelligence officer who leaked a classified memo to try to stop the inevitable march to war in Iraq.

Picture Of The Day: “Come From Away”

Picture Of The Day: “Come From Away”

I’ve raved many times about the Broadway musical “Come From Away,” based on true events that happened on and after 9/11. Here’s the cast performing some of its songs on the 18th anniversary yesterday.

Keeping 9/11 In Perspective

Keeping 9/11 In Perspective

Here’s a piece I wrote in 2003 on the second anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, offering perspective on how daily American lives were not really changed that horrible day.

Movies By City

Movies By City

If you have a list of movies to find and rent (or borrow from your library, as I do), there are dozens of suggestions here for you to add to your queue. Even if you’re just a movie lover, how many have you seen?

Movie Review: “American Factory”

Movie Review: “American Factory”

A new documentary about a Chinese company taking over a shuttered US auto factory and putting Americans back to work, had me flashing back to the 1986 Ron Howard comedy, “Gung Ho” — except these economic struggles are not played for laughs.

Lock Up Those Phones

Lock Up Those Phones

After experiences at two recent concerts, my desire to have venues lock up the phones of attendees — to keep them from annoying the rest of us — has only grown exponentially.