Monthly Archives: June 2012
Invited to Hinoki for lunch the other day. Among other delicacies, the unforgettable foie gras on ebi sushi. Not quite Japanese but what the heck. Aoki‘s been pulling those kinda tricks for the longest time.
Wait staff dressed completely in black, a toilet designed to win competitions, and all the usual tried and tested tricks, Restaurant Andre (by Taiwanese Andre Chiang formerly from Jaan) is over-staffed, over-priced, and overly pretentious but if you just focus … Continue reading
First, cultivate a core group of “inner circle” co-conspirators. Misled, misguided individuals who will stand by me come hell or high water. Cleverly deploy social media to broadcast my public speaking prowess. Promote myself relentlessly. Designer suits a must. Tweet … Continue reading
The conventional wisdom is that if you eat like nobody’s business, you’ll become fat. Too many calories in, too few expended. So the fat stays. But think again. That’s fallacy number one. The first childhood-obesity clinic in the US was … Continue reading
James H Goodsell, known as “The Bowtieman,” husband of Sally D Goodsell, passed away on April 12 at the age of 89. Son of Madeline V (Garrity) Goodsell and James M Goodsell, Jim grew up in the Hartford/West Hartford area … Continue reading
Cuban cigars, in my opinions, can’t be beat. But occasionally I smoke non-Cubans too, like the Padrons, or the Fuentes, and if I have to, even those from the Philippines. Nub from Nicaragua is a bold, innovative cigar – very … Continue reading
You Are the Apple of My Eye is a 2011 Taiwanese romance film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Taiwanese author Giddens Ko who also made his directorial debut when he directed this film. You Are … Continue reading
He who dies with the most toys, wins. Already have the Mark II and the M9, among many others, but couldn’t resist the Fuji X-Pro1. You think you’ve got cameras, and then you play with the Mark II, the M9 … Continue reading
Hey, little fella, you got me wrapped around your little finger. Most days you are the first person grandpa thinks of when he wakes up in the morning and the last person he thinks of before he goes to bed … Continue reading
Yesterday, Bodo Falkenried presented me with a pipe carved by Bodo Mauk; what a beauty! Thanks Bodos!