Bob Woodward‘s Fear, a best-seller from the moment of its release last week, is a hard book to read.
It should be easy: the cast of characters is as familiar as family if you follow any form of current events. The problem is that as I read the book, I am reviewing the past couple of years’ history while simultaneously living with the updates. Continue reading On Fear
What started as the funniest news tidbit of the week has given me the creeps:
Trump said at a rally in Tampa, Florida that you need to show identification to buy groceries. (We have to show proof of age to buy alcoholic beverages.) My reaction was the usual eyeroll, followed by mild horror: Any regime that would confiscate children is not above restricting access to food. Continue reading Will Grocery IDs Become A Thing?
When a friend suggested a midweek drive to the Fire Island Lighthouse, I gleefully jumped at the opportunity.
Fire Island is a barrier island off the south shore of Long Island. The south shore of Fire Island faces the Atlantic Ocean, hence, the 19th century lighthouse. Continue reading The Bucolic Fire Island Light
The new challenge site, Weekly Prompts, issued a challenge: depict heat wave.
Challenge accepted: Here is a Long Island Rail Road train heading eastbound to suburbia on a hot summer night in 2016. I hope a nice cool beverage awaited each passenger —and there were surely many — when they arrived home!
We’re expecting a heat wave here in New York this weekend. Nothing unusual; it is, after all, summer.
Weekly Prompts is a brand new blog site, run by two veteran bloggers, offering word and photo prompts to rally other bloggers. Bloggers are social people; we like to comment, share and “like” each other’s posts. That makes sense: We exist in this form of digital media because we all have something to say, either in words or pictures. (Or both!) Continue reading They Organized A Photo Challenge