Saturday, August 23, 2008

Caption contest

This friendly sign greets visitors at one of the more popular entrances to Yosemite National Park in California. It's just screaming for a caption. I'll start:

"I'll give you my little Rocky when you take him from my cold, dead hands!"

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Today's Business on Slate/The Big Money

Here's a better link for those looking to get a quick jump on the big business stories of the day. It's called Today's Business Press, a daily feature of the soon-to-launch biz news site, The Big Money.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fannie whacked!

My first column, a co-effort with Matt, for The Big Money's daily business round-up appears today.

Love the headline, but the credit goes to Jim, our editor. It's great to work with you again, amico.

Dear readers, please bookmark/RSS/spread the word about The Big Money which will be launching in full in a matter of weeks. For those of you who are unaware of The Big Money, it's the new Slate business news site, headed up by Jim Ledbetter.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sideways: the movie (Lakewood edition)

Xtina, the one-time avante garde filmmaker, shot this short clip a few weeks ago from a recent family gathering. The game is called "Texas horseshoes", I believe. It's older brother Greg's creation (who else?), my rival in this particular clip. If I can get the instructions on how to build one of these out of PVC piping I'll post it online.

Vacanza finita

Bad news for us, but, for you, my (3) loyal readers looking for workplace distractions, this could be a good sign. Yes, I'll be posting again more regularly, starting in the coming days. But, for now, I leave you with this explanation as to where Xtina and I have been over the past few weeks. I wrote it up for my Times column this week. (btw... I purposely left out the link for Casa Chiocciola, our rental cottage, in the article, but will plug it in here for those of you who are curious.)