Category Archives: Personal reflections

Three Waffles In Three Days

Eddie Pensier writes: (with apologies to Neil Finn) Three waffles in three days So indulgent, breakfast, dinner, either works well Sweet above and crisp below Syrup dribbles in the pockets sitting on my plate, Even if it’s getting cold Gorgeous … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: Mama Pensier, c. 1965

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Eddie Pensier writes: Upon boarding my Virgin Australia flight to the USA, the following message tsk-tsked at me from the launch screen of my seat-back video: There are a few important points to remember while using the System. We’re in … Continue reading

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Trattoria Machiavelli

Eddie Pensier writes: On my just-concluded trip to New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, I indulged myself in food and drink on a truly Lucullan scale. One restaurant we visited, Machiavelli on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, was the destination … Continue reading

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Creepshot or Not?

Paleo Retiree writes: This young lady was walking along the sidewalk in front of me … Her sundress was hiking up … Does my snap of her qualify as a Creepshot? Some arguments pro and con, or so it seems … Continue reading

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The Metro Theater

Eddie Pensier writes: Blowhard, Esq.’s recent post on the glorious Art Deco Pantages Theater brought to mind another theater of the same era in New York that has unfortunately been a casualty of New York’s notorious real estate developer wars: … Continue reading

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Gin Soaked Boy

Fenster writes: I drink a bit too much for someone with my family history.  Suffice it to say here that there have been some things in the family past involving Swedish genes, three-day alcoholic benders in cheap Worcester hotels, sub-zero … Continue reading

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Fear Factor

Glynn Marshes writes: I find this heartening. In an op-ed on France for the LA Times, Pascal Bruckner cites fear as one of the most significant factor’s in that country’s unsettling decline. For the French have become afraid of everything: … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Musing Du Jour: Are GoPro videos and dashcam videos the most exciting audiovisual-thru-time things being made these days? What movies can compare?

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What Meaning Is This?

Eddie Pensier writes: Re-reading this post from last November at Sasha’s blog: Not long ago, I was wondering at how some words got to have two opposite meanings. There were two I knew of immediately: sanction, which means both “to allow” … Continue reading

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