Delicious Corned Beef – a well-timed Jewish tradition

Yesterday, someone I know asked if I would join him and several other people in a group order of food from the legacy restaurant Katz’s Delicatessen.  They were planning on ordering some delicious corned beef – the kind that’s soaked in brine for weeks and has that melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness.  I told him I would look…

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So what is my mood when I sit on the porcelain throne? Now I know …

Remember mood rings?  Those skin-jewels that changed color, purportedly based on your mood, but in actuality based on your skin temperature?  Yeah, back in the 1970’s they were a fashion trend, along with feathered hair, cowl-neck sweaters and leisure suits.  I get it. Well … apparently someone got their mitts on a couple bottles of…

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So the Sweethearts are back …

Last year, I bemoaned the loss of the Necco Candy Wafer Company and their Tums-tasting Sweethearts candies.  Those things were great for Valentine’s Day, and you know I’m right.  Plus, as a kid with New England roots, I enjoyed chomping on Necco Wafers, even though they had the consistency of chalk. In 2019, Spangler Candies,…

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So it’s the Subaru Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special, right?

I have heard many stories about the procedure necessary to name a car.  You want a car’s name to be impressive and exciting.  You don’t want that name to be associated with failure or ineptitude. which would explain car names like the Edsel.  Or the Tempo.  Or the Aztek. At the recent Singapore Motor Show,…

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It’s Thanksgiving Delivery Day for Equinox …

Today’s the day.  It’s a day I’ve looked forward to all year. For on this day, I will gladly deliver turkey dinners to someone in the Capital District. I am an Equinox Thanksgiving Day delivery driver. I’ve done this for years, and it’s been fun every time.  The car is completely cleaned out in anticipation…

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How to get psyched up for a train chase

I don’t know if I mentioned it at some point in time … but in the next few days, I’m embarking on a train chase. That’s right, I’m gearing up to spend two days photographing the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as it travels through New York.  I’ve mapped out photo locations and destinations, I’ve packed…

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Hey Eric Swalwell … it’s a gas, man …

I get it.  Live television.  Anything can happen.  An actor can flub his lines.  A blouse can pop a button.  A stage hand could walk into frame. And in the case of Rep. Eric Swalwell … well … Watch … and hear … for yourself. In other News a United States Representative farted in mid-sentence,…

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