The documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006. The film, which received multiple award nominations and was widely watched, explores the demise of General Motors’ EV-1, a vehicle that ran purely on electricity and produced no emissions. READ
I saw my dad for the first time after he narrowly missed winning a $200 million Powerball lottery on the day before my sister’s wedding. READ
This Christmas, my wife bought me a Sega Genesis.
I had asked for it after feeling full of nostalgia seeing all the old sports games from my youth while peeking through the window of a retro video game store in Miller Place. READ
An iced Iron Pier in Northville. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Driving with my wife, Vera, and son, Jack, down Route 25 in Calverton on Sunday, I witnessed a picturesque scene: Two women on cross-country skis gliding up the bike path at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, while rays of sunlight pierced through the trees around them.
For a moment, I thought to myself, “Where is my camera? I must turn around.” Then I kept driving.
There’s a reason I didn’t want to stop. The temperature reading on my dashboard told me it wasn’t worth it. (more…)
Ioanna and Manolis Kavvadias cooking up vegetables for soup Friday morning at Greek Bites Grill in Mattituck. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
I’m a sandwich man.
Whether it’s ham and cheese, a hamburger, pulled pork or a lamb gyro, I’m often happier at lunch than I am at dinner.
Even when I’m out to dinner, I find myself ordering from the restaurant’s sandwich menu. Sometimes my fellow diners take this as a signal that we’re all supposed to order burgers or chicken sandwiches instead of entrées to save money on the total dinner bill. Not true. (more…)
Fans of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will recall the season seven finale when Larry David, accused of leaving a water mark on Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ wooden table, sets out to discover who really committed the deed. “Do you respect wood?” he asks several of his former “Seinfeld” colleagues. Conversations about wood discrimination ensue — leaving water marks on low-grade wood is OK, Jerry Seinfeld says; Larry expresses his adoration for all kinds of wood — and eventually finds out his wife is the sought-after water mark suspect. (more…)
A surplus. A windfall. A pot of gold.
Call it what you want, but have you heard there’s an extra $5 billion available in next year’s New York State budget?
St. Anthony’s High School rowers during the annual Snowflake Regatta, which this year made national headlines for all the wrong reasons. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
My wife and I were at a local restaurant the other night. The family of four sitting next to us was finishing dessert when a busgirl, who appeared to be around 14 or 15, let a glass of water slip from her hand. It didn’t splash anybody and no one appeared to be hurt, but it was an inconvenience for a few of the surrounding tables as the water spread across the floor and needed to be cleaned up.
What surprised me most about the incident was how the mother at the table, who appeared to be in her 40s or 50s, reacted to the spill. (more…)