Category Archives: Fun

The city where everyone smiles

There is a city in the southern United States that has this uncanny ability to make everyone in it happy. It’s the city where everyone smiles—and not in a retarded “I got hit by a brick and now I can’t … Continue reading

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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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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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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 story of how a Jew and an Armenian took down the Catholic church

When the Boston Globe in 2002 started publishing its stories about the widespread child abuse in the Catholic church in Boston and elsewhere in the United States, and how the church had, for decades, systematically and villainously buried the issue … Continue reading

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How ridesharing has changed our lives for the better

She lives in the Sunset. It’s a neighborhood in west San Francisco, six-seven miles from the downtown area. BART, the Bay Area’s rapid transit system, as it’s called, doesn’t go there. Some buses probably do, but it’s a massive hassle … Continue reading

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The breakfast of champions

No, this is not about the book. I don’t even like Vonnegut. This is about a recipe I invented. A spicy, healthy breakfast, certain to tingle your taste buds. What you need: 1 medium potato 1 medium green jalapeño pod … Continue reading

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