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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Art Deco Weekend

Today is the third day of the Art Deco Weekend on Miami Beach.  The highlight of the weekend — at least for me — is the antique car show taking place on Ocean Drive between 5th and 8th Streets.  This year we have 70 cars registered for the show, including vehicles from the 1920’s up to the 1990’s.  Yesterday we had the parade and the open car show; the weather was perfect — clear and 78 — and today promises to be the same.  Come on out and see the sights, the people, the vendors, and the cars.

04 Park Center Hotel


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Class Act

This is really cute.

When Talia Maselli envisioned her perfect prom date, one man immediately sprang to mind: Vice President Joe Biden.

“Joe Biden makes me laugh,” Maselli said. “He just cracks me up.”

So she mailed Biden a handwritten note last fall asking him to escort her to the Newington High School prom.

“I am inviting you so far in advance because I’m sure many 17-year-old girls send you prom invitations, and I had to beat them to it,” Maselli said in her letter. “I could only tolerate a high school dance if I was to be escorted by the most delightful man in America.”


Maselli, who says she’s interested in politics, considered the invitation a lark and never expected to hear back. A staff member would glance at the note and toss it, she figured.

At about 10 a.m. Thursday, on the eve of the prom, Maselli got a shock. Her doorbell rang, and a deliveryman handed her a wrist corsage. Inside was a handwritten note from Biden.

“I am flattered, but my schedule will not permit me to be in Connecticut on Friday evening,” the vice president said in the note. “But I hope you will accept this corsage and enjoy your prom as much as I did mine.”


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


I heard about this event a couple of days ago but waited to see if it was for real or from The Onion.  Apparently it’s for real.

bundyfest 04-23-14

Come celebrate TOTAL FREEDOM at BUNDYFEST, just across the road from the Cliven Bundy Ranch, in Bunkerville, Nevada! 240 bands, 24 hours a day, for a SOLID ROCKIN’ MONTH!!!!
*PENIS ERECTION CONTEST: Erect the largest penis in the open desert, win valuable prize! (tbd)

BACKGROUND: For years, we paid permitting fees to hold Burning Man on the beautiful Playa in Northern Nevada. But now, Cliven Bundy has shown us a NEW WAY! ABSOLUTE FREEDOM! Bundy has declared the entire area surrounding Bundy Ranch as a TOTALLY RULES-FREE ZONE! ANYTHING GOES! WOO-HOO!!!

Why should Burning Man end on September 1st? Swing down to Vegas for a few days for some R&R, a few good buffets, and then HEAD ON UP TO BUNDYFEST! All 50,000+ Burning Man participants are invited to attend — and as many more as can make the trip from anywhere in the world! 100,000? 250,000? THE SKY IS THE LIMIT AT BUNDYFEST! The desert surrounding Bundy’s ranch is LIMITLESS!

Sounds like fun.

(PS: BYO outhouse.)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Short Takes

More snow and cold hits the Midwest and Northeast.

Pro-government faction leader shot in Thailand.

10,000 or Nothing — Those are the choices for U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Edward Snowden denies getting help from Russia.

A little late — Retrial sought for 14-year-old executed in 1944.

Fun fact — This is the 2,000 edition of Short Takes.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013