Author Archives: Sten Hankewitz

!חג הנוכה שמח

Wishing everyone a joyous and blessed Hanukkah!

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I asked Delta Airlines a simple question on Twitter. What ensued was tragicomical

I’ve been thinking about what to do on New Year’s eve and today I got the idea to check whether flights to Havana were reasonably priced. I have been to Cuba already, but now with the U.S.-Cuban thaw and direct … Continue reading

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Review: Sling TV—the future of television, with some of its annoying bugs

On Black Friday, I finally got myself an Apple TV. I’ve got to admit, it was long one of my most-desired items and frankly the only Apple gadget we didn’t have in our household (well, I still don’t have Airpods, … Continue reading

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Trump’s GOP has abandoned everything conservativism stands for—and thus us, conservatives

Now that the Donald Trump takeover of the Republican Party is complete and the businessman is the GOP’s official nominee for president in the November election, it is abundantly clear that the party that once was of Dwight Eisenhower’s, Ronald … Continue reading

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The best burgers—ever

Here’s my recipe for the best burgers ever. This is the last burger recipe you’ll ever need. The ingredients: about 1.2 to 1.5 pounds of ground beef (lean, 93:7, for example) 1 egg 1/2 onion, plus then some for garnish 5-10 … Continue reading

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My endorsement for president 2016

The presidential campaign this election year is one of the weirdest I can remember. It’s one of the most divisive—albeit not as divisive as 2008—but also one of the most confusing, because, for the first time in my adult life, … Continue reading

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Alaska, the great land—which it, indeed, is

Back in the 1990ies there was a TV-show on CBS, called “Northern Exposure.” Although filmed almost entirely in Washington state, in a small town called Roslyn (if you’ve seen the show, you might remember a mural saying, “Roslyn’s Café,” which … Continue reading

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Flightseeing tour to Mount McKinley (Denali)

Last week during our trip to Alaska, my wife and I took a flightseeing tour to the Denali National Park and Preserve, to the vicinity of the highest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley (with a summit elevation of 20,310 … Continue reading

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Non-smoking airports—the reason for thousands of grumpy travelers

Ever since cities and countries started banning smoking in workplaces, pubs and restaurants, and, most recently, in most outside public places (like New York and Chicago, for example, have done in city parks), airports have followed—whether on their own or … Continue reading

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The wealthy benevolence of Donald Trump

Back in the day when the prospect of Donald Trump becoming the Republican nominee for president sounded like—in fact, was—a bad joke, there already were people who supported the New York businessman’s presidential bid. Interestingly enough, the first person who … Continue reading

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