Saturday, May 7, 2016

pulchritudinous poultry

Most of us roast a chicken in a roasting pan.

But that’s not how they do it in Connecticut.

Hasselback potatoes, yams, 
asparagus, beets
 and red onions
 on a oiled cookie sheet.


Rub the bird with garlic and lemon, truss it and place it right on the oven rack, with the vegetable tray underneath.

The bird gets crispy all around while it drips through
 and bastes the veggies.

Friday, May 6, 2016

remember, it coulda been Lincoln Chafee

from our Berkshires correspondent

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Madison make-over

aka "The New York conversion to Persian."

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

78 seconds of stuff they can never walk back

Harper’s Bizarre

Amal and Clooney

Every year since 1946, 
the best dressed turn out to honor 
the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Gala.

Idris Elba wore Tom Ford.

Frank Ocean


In 2014 this formal charity event raised $12 million for the annual Fashion Exhibit.

Italo Zucchelli and Usher

Maybe next year some of that money can help the underpriviliged,

who can’t afford a tux.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

cruz control

it’s not that complicated

Today is Press Freedom day and the news is not encouraging.

Japan, one of our most important allies, dropped 11 places in the rankings to #72 for their secrecy about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Turkey, our closest ally in the war on terrorism used bolt cutters to take over their largest newspaper in a midnight raid in March. They rank 151st.

In fact, of 199 countries almost 7 in 10 are listed as “not free or only partially free”, where the news is first edited and approved by local government.

How is this loss of press freedom even possible? 

For the first time in human history, 
we’ve raised a generation more focused on themselves 
than outward and relating to each other.

Government has been waiting for this.

Monday, May 2, 2016

but soon you will

Now you see it.

Now you don’t.

Sunday, May 1, 2016