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Get Cancer Now, Before Congress Cuts Insurance

Striking and well-written opinion piece. My opinion: The proposed GOP legislation would cut taxes for the wealthy by curtailing federal programs that help provide health care to millions of poorer Americans.

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Opinion | Get Cancer Now, Before Congress Cuts Your Insurance

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After 16 years working in the health insurance lottery, I know what’s at stake.
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How New Yorkers gave rise to salsa

A New York thing that grew into a sensation.

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How New Yorkers’ obsession with Cuba gave rise to salsa

Salsa music remains a dance staple
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The Cheetah Club on Broadway and 53rd Street was the “granddaddy of the big commercial disco,” wrote cultural historian Steven Watson in his 2003 book, “Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties.” Warho…
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Backyard Waterfall

Our backyard waterfall is back up in 2017


Waterfall

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New York Stories

By the New York Times. Very cool comics issue in the Magazine.

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New York Stories

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The magazine’s first-ever all-comics issue, with 12 tales of the city based on stories from The Times’s Metro desk.

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Opinion | "Trump Poisons the World"

Strong Op-Ed column from David Brooks of the NY Times

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Opinion | Donald Trump Poisons the World

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This White House is an axis of selfishness, which explains its suspicion of cooperative global arrangements, like NATO and the Paris climate accord.
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Rest In Peace Frank Deford

Sorry to hear of the passing of Frank Deford, the great Sport Illustrated writer. Colorful prose and wonderful stories that many of us grew up reading in SI.

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NPR

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Frank Deford died Sunday, just weeks after hanging up his cleats as commentator for NPR's Morning Edition.
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About Memorial Day

"I hope you're having a meaningful day."

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Don't Say 'Thank You For Your Service' This Monday

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Memorial Day is specifically to honor those who died in military service. One vet says he'd prefer people say, "I hope you're having a meaningful day." The holiday's history dates to the Civil War.
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Beatles' First Take Of 'Lucy In The Sky'

If you are a Beatles fan (who isn't?) this first take version will blow you away.

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The Beatles' First Take Of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'

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On the cusp of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band's 50th birthday, hear is the first take of The Beatles recording of a legendary song.

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The Echo Show’s killer feature

Brilliant use-case. Think they are going to sell a lot of these.

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The Echo Show’s killer feature is next-level FaceTime

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Earlier today, Amazon made its long-rumored screen-based Echo device official. The Echo Show is basically a cuboid Echo with a touchscreen and camera attached to it.

Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, which adds a 7-inch touchscreen as well as the ability to make and receive video calls using a built-in camera.

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Why Don't People Return Shopping Carts?

One of my pet peeves. I ALWAYS return my shopping cart.

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Why Don't People Return Their Shopping Carts?

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Pulling up to a parking spot and finding a shopping cart there can be pretty frustrating. Why do people ignore the receptacle?

Credit: Daniel Blume Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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