You know those tiny reset buttons on the back of electronics? They require something tiny to push the little button– like a pin or unwound paperclip. Follow these steps to transform a mere paperclip into a tool.
Ever wondered what the weather did last night?
Last week Jackie volunteered to help clean up an eagle nesting habitat along Riverside Drive between 91st and 96th Streets. I had a free day off work and decided to join her. It was a sunny day and we prepared to pick up litter.
But it was a tad bit more litter than we had anticipated. Continue reading Riverside Cleanup
So, this is Les.
Les enjoys racing vintage cars.
I always wanted to propose a special property tax for parking lots.
It would be based on the number of levels. For instance a 4-story parking garage would pay less than a 2-story parking garage. The highest rate would be applied to a “single level” or surface parking space. And maybe a parking structure over a certain number of levels might pay no property tax at all.
Radical I’m sure. But until there is some economic incentive to stop bulldozing history we’ll continue to see an ever-expanding sea of asphalt.
Image courtesy Plan59.com
Breathing New Life into a Midcentury Fireplace
This discovery was followed by a quote for more than $3,000 to repair it! Double-yuck. Time to explore some options. Continue reading Fireplace 2.0
It was nine years ago this month we sat down at the patio of a new bar downtown for a drink and discovered:
- there’s some sort of bicycle race going on.
- it appears to be a really big deal.
- this is a gay bar.
The last one has absolutely nothing to do with the story.
Aficionados will recognize that sign as a longtime fixture of the soda fountain at the now defunct Steve’s Sundry.
Steve’s closed their doors for the final time Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
The dire warning above was intended for any unscrupulous patron that might have dared to peruse a periodical while seated. If you ever cared to read while sipping your malt it required two trips to the checkout line: Pay for your magazine; Return to the counter; Eat; Walk up front and pay for your food.
Never mind the fact that you could thumb through Wired for hours if you stood at the magazine rack. Continue reading Please Pay for all Magazines and Books Before Sitting at the Fountain.
The Oncotype Test on Jackie’s tumor came back with a low score of 17. In English that means the likelihood of a recurrence of breast cancer is low so she does not need to have chemotherapy. Continue reading No Chemo!