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The Bread and Butter Slimming Diet!

This is from the UK’s Punch magazine of May 1939, which I found being given away after a stoop sale in Brooklyn recently. There are many more equally superb and,...
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Some things from the weekend

This is why they call it Mountain Jam. Toots and the Maytals performing “54-46 Was My Number.” A treat to see them play live so many years after first hearing...
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Somethings for the weekend

My 14-year old son Campbell, like all 14-year olds, spends too much time on the Internet. But as long as he forwards me videos like this, I’ll forgive him. The...
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Rockin’ and Shockin’: The Holiday Weekend Edition

ROCKIN’ Mini Burning Man-style burn in the back garden. Noel gets his first glow stick. The new Dr. Who is the best Dr. Who ever. Mama’s Boy opens in Phoenicia....
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I Witness: Chrissie Hynde at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

As far as outdoor gigs go, it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful setting. Chrissie Hynde and JP Jones at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Saturday March 29. Click on...
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Lost questions. No answers.

I’m pleased to say I gave up on Lost after the second series. My wife and older son were not so lucky. They sat through it for several more years,...
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Grape Wines (not your usual suspects)

Five years ago, I attended the inaugural Wine Century Club Dinner in NYC. Although I’d already signed up myself up as a member of the Club, having assured all and...
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British Politics go American… politely

Didn’t have much company from British runners in Boston on Monday: over 150 of the 200 runners registered failed to make it to the start line, presumably because of the...
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