Canada Day Eve

Canada Day Eve

The helicopter thundering outside our condo was the giveaway.  Macy's secret fireworks location would be on the Hudson River tonight.   Instead of one big show on 4 July, there are a series of smaller blasts all week. We ran upstairs in time for the start of the show.  It lasted less than 10 minutes.   [...]

Daily Commute LIV

Daily Commute LIV

The “stay at home” order has been lifted, so we ventured into the city to see what’s what. Masks were worn at all times during this excursion. The area around the Port Authority Bus Terminal was pretty sketchy. All the tourists and commuters and theatre-goers are gone. The homeless and the drug-dealers and the junkies [...]

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

If it isn't tracked, it didn't happen.  Here are some things I've been tracking. 2019 vs 2018 # of workouts per month: down 1 Total # of ski days: up 2 Total # of golf days: down 1 Average weight (lbs): down 1.5 Average # daily steps: down 173 Age (years): up 1 Total # of [...]

Music 2019

Music 2019

It's true. Spotify has changed things. It is now much, much easier to find new music to listen to, but it seems that fewer tracks make a lasting impression. My annual lists keep getting shorter. Anyway, here are 3 albums that I liked in 2019.  They are all kinda electronic ambient - type stuff, so..... [...]

Arrivederci Roma

Arrivederci Roma

Apparently, we picked the worst time to visit the Vatican, so had to jostle through the galleries and the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's basilica with literally thousands of others. So it goes. I took one picture of a roped off area that seemed quite pleasant. HVW says I should have photographed the crowds. Next [...]