Out For A Walk

Out For A Walk

While out walking this afternoon, Martha and I noticed lots of people similarly enjoying the sunshine — walking dogs, riding bikes, doing lawn work, or something (anything!) that got the kids out of the house. We ran into a couple of friends and spent several...
POTD: What The World Needs Now

POTD: What The World Needs Now

On a flight home from her truncated college semester at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College, senior composition major Shelbie Rassler had an idea — get her peers who are sheltering at home to each record a piece of her arrangement of the Burt...
POTD: The Dinner Feeder

POTD: The Dinner Feeder

This Picture Of The Day comes from Joseph Herscher, who creates clever machines in his Brooklyn apartment to solve everyday problems with Rube-Goldberg-like designs. His latest is a device that feeds him dinner… The whole thing reminds me of this scene in...
Thanks, Teachers!

Thanks, Teachers!

When our daughter was two years old, we sent her to a “cooperative” pre-school. That word in quotes meant parents were called upon to come in and help out in the classroom on occasion. There was a schedule set up to have either a mom or dad act essentially...
Curly Neal

Curly Neal

I’m saddened to hear of the death of Harlem Globetrotters legend Curly Neal at age 77, and reminded of two instances when he and I were in the same building — first when I was a boy, then later as an adult. After watching Curly, Meadowlark Lemon, Geese...
An Astronaut Reviews Space Movies

An Astronaut Reviews Space Movies

Vanity Fair has a video series featuring people critiquing movies based on their own areas of expertise. Among the best are: an undercover FBI agent talking about mob movies; choreographers breaking down the “Dirty Dancing” finale; scientists fact-checking...