The Captainsseen @ The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York NY7.30.11Believing in a better world has become harder and harder. I have no doubt that people in all eras of history have thought this at one time or another, but the downward spiral we've all been on really does seem like it has gotten deeper... and yet the dream represented by Star Trek lives on. Trek is a multi-million-dollar pop culture franchise, of course, but if you look past all the toys and T-shirts and novels and video games a... read more »
As we make our way into August, the weather is showing us no mercy from the heat. The CDC recently reported that heat is the deadliest weather-related risk in the United States, over tornados and freezing temperatures. During the 1995 heat wave in Chicago, 750 people died of heat stroke. With high 90's being a mainstay, this can be a hard time for seniors. As we age our bodies start struggling to regulate our body temperature, making immense discomfort and even heat stroke a real risk. read more »
The Warriorsseen @ Epix Movie Free For All, Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY7.14.11I've been fortunate in that I grew up in New York without running afoul of any gangs. The only one I can recall even hearing about was during my early years of high school. They were called the Decepts, as in the Decepticons from The Transformers. I never saw one, but I heard about them a great deal during my freshman year. I'm not sure where their turf was either. I went to school during the late 80s on the far west sid... read more »
Manhattanseen @ Movies With a View, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY7.7.11Getting delayed on the subway is as much a part of the New York experience as homeless people begging for change and street preachers on 42nd Street - and just as annoying. I had yesterday evening planned out fairly well: I'd go uptown to see my friend Lisa at an art gallery opening, and then head back down to Brooklyn to see Manhattan at Brooklyn Bridge Park (if it didn't rain). The city's transit system has recently improved in... read more »
Mr. Hulot's Holidayseen @ Films on the Green Festival, Tompkins Square Park, New York NY7.1.11The differences between Greenwich Village's two major parks, Tompkins Square Park and Washington Square Park, are profound. Where the latter has straight, direct paths from all sides, the former has winding paths covered by the foliage from the trees. WSP has the fountain and the arch; TSP has handball and basketball courts. WSP attracts more street musicians and buskers, not to mention tourists. TSP is more of ... read more »
Brilliant idea from Simple Simon and Company! If I had children lets make that when I have children, I will so be making these fun DIY kids chairs! read more »
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Atlas is very possessive of his tattered old soccer ball!
Once he gets hold of it it's hard to take it away from him!
It involves a certain degree of tackling
And if you're lucky you might break it loose!
Before he gets hold of it again!
See what I mean?
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After weeks of constantly being on the go we finally have a less hectic weekend to enjoy. Yesterday evening we went shopping with the kids, had our usual Friday dinner out and that was all. Today we also started off rather slow. Zakir dropped the car off for servicing in the morning, Hamza spent a couple of hours at a friend's house working on a school project and we made a few trips to local stores to pick up a few things. Aside from that we were mostly home. We spent plenty of time outdoors, with perfe... read more »
Maryland is one of ten states in which Lyme Disease is endemic. Howard County is the second hardest hit county in the State amongst those with cases reported. (Studies in Connecticut and Maryland estimated seven to 12 unreported cases for each reported case). Lyme Disease is a bacterial disease usually transmitted by a deer tick. [...] read more »