Author: Paul

No, I’m not talking about painting or photography, but a lifestyle. The other day, I watched, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. It was certainly nothing new, nothing that I hadn’t heard. Nothing that I hadn’t embraced since I first heard about it while watching the PBS special, Affluenza. They offered little more than what I’d already heard, but I still liked hearing it again. What I did appreciate, sincerely, was that they weren’t heavy-handed about it, proselytizing –…

I knew what the winter solstice was, but until today, I didn’t know the Latin meaning, which is : The sun stands still. On our tilting journey, we now reached our furthest tilt away from the sun, 23.5 degrees. Our Aussie friends, and others in the southern hemisphere have hit their summer solstice. It’s our shortest number of hours of daylight, their longest. Now, the tilt heads the other way. To me, it’s all quite fascinating how the earth spins…

Normally, when I go to NY, I arrive on Sunday, around noon or so, and leave on Friday, taking the 7:00 PM flight. And, as usual, I leave the office around 3:30, grab my bags at the hotel, and head on to the airport around 4, giving myself 3 hours to make it those 6 miles. 3 hours remaining. Friday was no different. I caught a cab in front of the hotel at around 4. We ground our way across…

B & H Photo is located on 9th Ave, between 33rd and 34th Street in, of course, NYC. During this trip, my hotel was on 40th and 9th, just a short 6 blocks away from B & H. In fact, as the office is located at 16th St and 9th Ave, I had to walk past B & H twice a day, for 5 days. Sure, I glanced in the window a couple of times, but never was I tempted…

So, in German, the word über means above, or over. Normally, when I visit NY, I walk to work. I get a hotel that’s about a 1 – 1.5 miles from work, and I walk. I enjoy seeing who’s on the street and what’s going on. However, yesterday, Friday, the temperature was a brisk 19 degrees. Now, I had brought appropriate gear to wear – I called it my level 2 weather gear. I rarely get to use it here…

Some years ago, I signed up with a credit monitoring service named Identity Guard. About a month ago, I was looking at my monthly bills, etc, and thought: Hmmmm. I’ve had this account for 4 or 5 years, or whatever, and I’m paying $15 per month and nothing has ever happened. I wonder if I still need it. Well, as an answer to my wonderings, some days later I got a notification that there was a new credit inquiry on…

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