Author Archives: Paleo Retiree

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff, formerly Michael Blowhard. Now a rootless parasite on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.

Music Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Vince Gill and the legendary pedal steel guitarist Paul Vincent — with backing from Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives — perform Merle Haggard’s wonderfully acerbic-yet-heartrending 1970 tune “I Can’t Be Myself.” Related Gill and Vincent also perform the … Continue reading

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A Good Nonstick Pan

Paleo Retiree writes: Over the years, my wife, an excellent home cook, has been unhappy with the nonstick pans she’s tried. They don’t distribute the heat effectively; they don’t impart any flavor; the surface loses its effectiveness in just a few … Continue reading

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Edges, Pointiness, Minimalism and Public Seating

Paleo Retiree writes: On a beautiful recent day, my wife and I treated ourselves to a long, leisurely walk — first through the West Village, then down along Hudson River Park, and finally through and beyond Battery Park Marina. The red line shows our … Continue reading

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9/11 Memorial Visit: The Crap Space Angle

Paleo Retiree writes: Blowhard, Esq. and I recently spent a few sunny hours exploring the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. We weren’t interested in touring the museum, so (aside from rolling our eyes at its fashionably toppled-over exterior form) we skipped it. What we intended to … Continue reading

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Architecture and Color, Once Again

Paleo Retiree writes: Blowhard, Esq.’s recent posting about architecture and color prompted me to pull out the iPhone a lot during my daily walks around downtown NYC. For the sake of this posting, please ignore the dramatic differences in shapes, designs, … Continue reading

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Crap Space

Paleo Retiree writes: For no doubt perverse and disgraceful reasons I enjoy snapping photos of architectural goofs. One of the mistakes I’m most drawn to noticing and documenting is what I think of as “crap space” — pockets of in-betweenness (or out-in-frontness, … Continue reading

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Summer Drinks 1: Cold-brewed Coffee

Paleo Retiree writes: Cold-brewed coffee — often referred to by fans, stores and baristas simply as “cold brew” — seems to be everywhere these days. It’s certainly gaining rapidly in popularity. It’s featured at most upscale coffee bars and cafes, at least … Continue reading

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