Plumes of Black Smoke

Smog is bad, yes? We can all agree on that? Good. Some smog is egregious, as in New Delhi where you can feel particulate pollution down the ole windpipe. That’s not good. There’s also Beijing, where finding a good restaurant is more dependent on echolocation than Google Maps. Then there’s smog in the US, which... Continue Reading →

Coffee Shop Chatter

Casablanca is a revered movie in countless regards. It’s an entirely accessible movie to younger generations while still remaining a time piece unto itself. That alone is deserving of merit. Beyond cinematic achievements, sterling acting and remarkable screen writing, there is one element that elicits a heavily romanticized motif for me: that of the coffee... Continue Reading →

Back Home

On a personal note, one thing I’ve noticed since traveling abroad is that home base centers on Eastern Standard Time. My soccer games and TV programs back home are calibrated to it. Premier League games are converted first back to Eastern, and then into local time. I try and follow everything going on back home,... Continue Reading →

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