This is how you park your car in Florida when you either don’t care about the consequences or you have more insurance than those around you. Anyone remember the parking lot scene from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes?
Gorodish explains the Zen of buttering a baguette to Jules in the 1981 film Diva On 29 May 2018 in Washington, DC, we were having an afternoon capuccino in the Blue Duck Tavern (at the corner of NW 24th and M Streets). To the left of our table, about ten […]
I’m haunted by a yellow landscape that shows a cornfield in France, with a windmill close to the horizon. The time must be late in the afternoon on a late summer day. The whole painting is yellow. I’m thinking I saw it at some point in the 1990s, perhaps at […]
As we ambled slowly through Hendersonville, NC, we came across the Curb Market on Church Street where locals were selling local things. The last time we had visited our friends in the foothills near Zirconia we had bought sourwood blossom honey at a roadside stand on US 25 heading south […]
Harry Belafonte recalls telling a joke to Robert Altman: Early in our relationship, I told a joke and it became the metaphor for everything in our lives. These two musicians decided they were going to the jazz festival in Montreux, but they always flew. One says, “We should take one of […]
My brother’s birthday is coming up. He was born February 12, 1967 and he died, too young, on October 1, 1987, in a car accident, driving the same kind of car, a Citroën 2Cv4, that’s shown in this photograph I took of him as he sat in our 2CV4 when […]
Early in the morning, on a Sunday, just before Nashville, the contrails range from spiky, precise lines in the far distance to smeared out white hashes in the blue sky.
I’m definitely back in the southern United States. After arriving from Rome in Atlanta yesterday I found myself with an appetite at ATL, and saw on concourse C a branch of Paschal La Carousel where I was promptly greeted throughout my first dining experience in the US (since leaving here […]
So, I’m cruising in this skinny and thin-skinned aluminium tube at 35000 feet, going approximately 500 mph on my way back to the United States from Rome on May 1, 2011, on that same day the former Pope John Paul II is beatified at the Vatican, and Osama bin Laden […]
We heard the music before we entered the courtyard at City Market around noon today. When we exited through the doors into the sunny outdoor space I could see in front of me on a small stage a group of four musicians, tightly packed in a square facing a microphone, […]