So we’re coming home from Target, listening to the iPod in the car, and at one point the five year-old pipes up from the backseat, “Why is he the only one that could ever teach her?” Bonus points for identifying the song without using Google.
On this trip I’m reading The Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan. I’m just at the beginning, where he is talking about apples and John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed). Historical books have always interested me (as do historical novels with a wee bit of fiction in them) and so I find this part especially fascinating. […]
Watching more TED and I’m on the J.J. Abrams talk, and he is talking about his favorite scene in Jaws. You can catch it here. But it put me in mind of my favorite scene from Jaws, where Roy Scheider pours himself a full glass of wine, in a 10 oz milk glass. Awesomeness.
I have a suggestion for Apple. Yes, I know they are (not) listening. I think the next iPhone/iPod touch should have a WiFi button. Like the power button on the top, maybe on the other side of the device, it should glow a light blue when it is on. You’d use it to turn WiFi […]
Today I am flying to Philadelphia for a brief weekend visit with my parents and a couple of my sisters. Or rather, I am trying to. Let me preface all of this with a warning so dire, you would be foolhardy to ignore it: fly not on US Airways. This morning, while I was relaxing […]
One of my favorite books growing up was Bring on the Empty Horses by David Niven, an autobiography of his life in Hollywood, full of amusing stories about Hollywood greats and their lives off camera. My mother had it on her bookshelf. Niven was an accomplished but not overly famous actor in his day, but […]