No matter how hard you try, you will never forget that day. You will never forget how the news emerged one piece at a time, slowly at first, and then with a rapidity which was impossible to digest. You will never forget the faces and reactions of the people you were with, disbelief which turned to gasps then to tears then to sobs. You will never forget that the world you occupied, the one a few miles north of the horror, stood absolutely still. You will never forget how Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 9/11, life, memory, New York, NYC
Tags: Arizona, Grand Canyon, life, Mother Nature, photo, Photography, Travel
For as long as my memory stretches I have seen movies and television shows set at the Grand Canyon. I have seen countless photographs full of color, shadows and light shot by world-class photographers. I have read about the mule trains and the meandering Colorado River. I have flown over this enormous Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Big Short, Bolt, film, Loretta Lynn, movie reviews, movies, shorts
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Game, The (1997) – Extremely engrossing, well-acted puzzle continually stretches, before finally snapping, any reasonable measure of plausibility. (2½) – 08/31/16
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) – Not one false note in this compelling and melancholy story of a Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: art, concerts, life, music, New Jersey, NJ, Springsteen
Home is where you feel at home and are treated well. – Dalai Lama
Bruce Springsteen came home to New Jersey last night. Again. And 55,000 people who he has never met welcomed him. Again.
These days whenever Springsteen and his mighty E Street Band bring their ageless touring carnival to the great Garden State we embrace them with a fervor that is part love, part pride, part ritual, and all possessiveness. Across all the decades, albums, tours and concerts, and after all the triumphs, tragedies and changes, we still flock to the altar because Read the rest of this entry »
We join the monthly Jackass Parade already in progress with our commentators Leslie and Bill.
Leslie: Remember how he served his wife divorce papers when she was in the hospital fighting cancer? That was some memorable jackassery!
Bill: Hold that thought, Leslie. Here comes Ryan Lochte. I think he’s bleached his hair even lighter. Listen to those jeers and boos. The crowd is Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: life, love, Manhattan, New York, photo, Photography
Late morning I arrived on the northbound train at Penn Station. The goal was to wander wherever and take photos. I walked the Highline to from 30th St. to 14th St., then meandered (cause that what I was doing, serious meandering) through the gentrified old meat packing district and West Village. Here and there I took some lackluster shots. But the day was gorgeous, temps in the low 80’s with Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: food, letter, life, love, Taco Bell, Traskland
Yesterday I thought about how much I still enjoy Taco Bell, then remembered I wrote something about this almost exactly seven years ago. It remains accurate.
Dear Taco Bell,
Thirty years. Can you believe thirty years have passed since I first noticed your bright, bold colors and your exotic, intoxicating fragrance? Can you believe three decades slipped by since I first experienced that taste sensation which is so uniquely you? Can you believe all that has come and gone since our first casual late night encounter, fueled by a desire Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: burin, comedy, Common Threads, humor, humour, tools, vampires
A craftsman I am not, although I can use some tools to complete certain tasks without major injury or property damage. Give me a pair of pliers and I will grip or twist or bend whatever needs gripping, twisting, or bending. Give me a screwdriver and I will screw and unscrew until Read the rest of this entry »