Earth Without Us

Earth Without Us

I’m feeling nostalgic thinking back to the spring, when COVID-19 was just beginning to rage in the United States. Most people (who were able to) stayed inside, worked from home, and drove a lot less than usual. Within a week or two, the air smelled sweeter, the...
Please, No More Pens

Please, No More Pens

A year and a half ago, I wrote a piece about the glut of pens in our house. We bought most of them in the years our daughter was in school, refreshing the supply annually without knowing there were still plenty of them under her bed, her desk, and her stuffed animals....
Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

Four quickies directly out of my brain and into yours: From the NY Times: “An early analysis of data from late stage clinical trials found that AstraZeneca’s vaccine was either 62% or 90% effective, depending on the manner in which the doses were given.”...
POTD: You’re Blocking The Vote

POTD: You’re Blocking The Vote

For the Picture Of The Day, here’s Broadway star Brad Oscar (“Something Rotten,” “Spamalot,” “The Producers”) singing a parody version (written by Joe Keenan) of a “Guys and Dolls” song aimed at the...
Poker Confusion

Poker Confusion

There is a high stakes poker match going on this month between two of the bigger names in the game, Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk. I stopped paying attention to poker news many years ago, so I’m not sure why they were feuding or what the challenge is, but...
TV Review: “The Accidental Wolf”

TV Review: “The Accidental Wolf”

“The Accidental Wolf” is a web series from 2017 that was originally produced in eleven smaller chapters, but they’ve been re-packaged as a four-part limited series that debuts tomorrow on Topic, a new streaming service from First Look Media. It stars...