Saturday, October 18, 2014

low in carbs, fully half your vitamin C

Cypriots were eating cauliflower in 400 b.c.
Syria has been growing it since about the time of Christ.

It was mentioned in Arab botanist writings in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Italy brought it to France in the 1500’s.

Louis the Fourteenth loved it about a century after that.

The white one is the most common.

The orange one is richer in Vitamin A.

The purple one is especially good for antioxidants, also found in red cabbage and red wine.

But the spiky, green one is a hybrid. 

White cauliflower is the Mother.

Modern botanists have identified the father.

Bi-racial children are beautiful! 


Friday, October 17, 2014

what’s in a name?


The Bruckner Bar at #1 Bruckner Boulevard has a long and storied history, named after Henry Bruckner.

Bruckner made his money in mineral water in the 1890’s then rose through Bronx politics to become Bronx Borough President in 1918.

But what’s this? His name is painted out.

New awnings are in place.

Now the old bar appears to honor Jordan Mott, founder of Mott Ironworks and namesake of Mott Haven.

...we’re in MOTT HAVEN?

The ClockTower and #1 Bruckner are in Port Morris. 

We’re “in the pink,” see?

Gouverneur Morris was a Bronx mover, shaker and railroad builder in the 1800’s.

He built the Harlem River Railroad, St. Anne’s Church and the Bronx neighborhood Morrisania still bears his name.

So should this actually be the Port Morris Bar?

Shakespeare would not have cared.

Good Luck Rosa!

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Thank you SMAR, ZR and JJ!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

wikipedia is free

Human beings continue to shed strong personal bonds for multiple virtual ones.

Digital natives under 25 now see the online world as the real one and the real world an ungainly reflection.

Collaborative commons, “sharing at cost”, is slowly overtaking for-profit capitalism.

Hotels are laying off minority workers as AirBnB soars.

Newspapers, magazines and books cannot compete with the zero marginal cost of a free copy made right on your phone.

Goods and services are increasingly free, paid in scant attention--less than 10 seconds---instead of cash.

Almost half the world is now sending data to each other at near zero cost: 

Videos, music, film, arts, news, entertainment and knowledge are all being enjoyed with no barrier.

Free was supposed to lead us to pay for a premium version but that isn’t happening.

With limited time and so much available free 
we have no compelling reason to pay anymore.

This is beginning to influence the analog world. 

Soon we’ll be producing our own renewable energy and using personal, near-free energy to 3-D-print products from free internet-distributed plans, products we would have otherwise purchased.

As home manufacturing grows more sophisticated, 
industrial employment will tank.

Encyclopædia Britannica stopped printing in 2010.

late bloomers

It’s a jungle out there.