Walk between the raindrops.

You guys are all having a nice conversation in the comments and I hate to interrupt it, but just popping up to say we’re having a great time in NYC, despite some terrible weather. Yesterday was nice, though:

Today was just cold, rainy-all-day and dreary. I did capture Alan near a tag that he’s never, ever seen before, just down the street from the Whitney, where we bought two senior-discounted tickets and beheld the Edward Hopper show there:

We saw this cabaret show last night. (Seriously, it’s a video of the entire show. Watch along with us! It was very funny.) Tonight, a shocking twist: There’s a Broadway play, a Pulitzer-winner, we were able to get $40 tickets for — “Between Riverside and Crazy.” After that, who knows? I just want it to stop raining.

OK, carry on.

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49 responses to “Walk between the raindrops.”

  1. Heather said on January 19, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Ah NYC! It’s been too long for me. Although when I go somewhere these days I usually long for something other than American urban life.

    Someone was asking about ISP options in Chicago in a thread from the last post. My neighbor lets me use hers and she switched from AT&T to Verizon a few months ago. It’s a lot better and I think cheaper too.

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  2. Jeff Gill said on January 19, 2023 at 5:23 pm

    Or, Alan is Banksy.

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  3. Dorothy said on January 19, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    Oh! Here’s hoping you can see yet one more show at a bargain price! The wind she is BLOWING here in Columbus. Just gave the dog a trazadone pill. I should have done that at lunch time. Feels like the house is about to pick up off its foundation and head up to the clouds.

    I’m envious of the Hopper show.

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  4. Deborah said on January 19, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    When we used to go to Manhattan the first weekend in February, it was usually Superbowl weekend so no one else was traveling and we got deals like crazy, but the weather was always horrible. The price one pays of course for going there at that time of year. Exactly why no else one was going there was obviously because of the awful weather and other things going on elsewhere, duh. It was still fun for us though. We usually bought more affordable tickets for something off-broadway than buying something trendy and popular. I saw some memorable shows over the years

    For our up-coming trip to Manhattan the end of March we are resigned that we’ll be paying through the nose for everything, since it’s also a family reunion we can’t pick our own hotel and dinners out will probably be astronomically expensive and they wouldn’t be our choice if we were there by ourselves. But it’s family, so hey what can you do about it?

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  5. Joe Kobiela said on January 19, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    Liked his music, disagreed with his politics, and a lot of people thought he was a total asshat, but RIP,
    David Crosby
    Pilot Joe

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  6. tajalli said on January 19, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    Lived in upper Manhattan for a couple years after graduating from college – loved the energy, especially the subways, and the crustiness of New Yorkers. And people using umbrellas when it snowed.

    Just finished The World We Became in N.K. Jemisin’s Great Cities series. The first was The City We Became, which discussed the character of each of the boroughs illustrated by human avatars. TWWB branched out into the character of other cities.

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  7. Alan Stamm said on January 19, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    So Julie Robinson wins Suggestion of the Week for Monday’s wave and Broadway Week link, I assume?

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  8. LAMary said on January 19, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    A story about John Oates, of Hall and Oates, popped up on Facebook. I used to live in Philadelphia before they were famous. I lived at 409 S. Quince St. There were two guys who lived across the street. One was sort of a jerk. The other was sweet. I just now googled, ” did Darryl Hall and John Oates live together on Quince St. in Philadelphia. They did! When they got famous and I heard they were from Philly I wondered if that was them. Twas. John was the sweet one. Darryl not so much.

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  9. Deborah said on January 19, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young were the bees knees when I was in college. I guess that makes me part of the Woodstock generation. I know I’ve mentioned here before that my best friend in high school had a sister who worked for Steven Stills when he lived in Miami, where I grew up. Anyway that era is part of me, good or bad.

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  10. nancy said on January 19, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    I read about a paternity suit filed against Daryl Hall. The details were hair-curling. He. Is. Awful.

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  11. Dexter Friend said on January 19, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    If I was there I’d be at the HardRock Cafe for Fez Con , honoring the late great radio comic and show host, Fez Marie Whatley ( Todd Hillyer). If you venture into Times Square tonight, snap a photo of the marquee, woncha please?

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  12. MarkH said on January 19, 2023 at 11:51 pm

    Daryl Hall was a recent guest on Bill Maher’s ‘Club Random’ podcast. He managed to be only semi-irritating until the conversation got to the collaboration with Oates. At which point he went full-on, revealing the partnership was only a ‘business arrangement’, which is why the albums still carry both names. The music was all Daryl, and Oates’ talent contribution was minimal, and later on only occasional or incidental. He claimed John was cool with it all. YVMV.

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  13. Robert said on January 20, 2023 at 9:09 am

    I used to commute into the city from Jersey. Loved the energy; didn’t mind the commute (rail).

    Thursday’s weather up here was pretty miserable, but it’s clear and sunny right now.

    For a fun take on NYC, watch “Pretend It’s a City” – Fran Lebowitz in conversation with Martin Scorsese (on Netflix).

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  14. Jeff Borden said on January 20, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve been to NYC. My last visit was in 1999 to attend a Paine Webber media company conference in December. I found a little, out of the way hotel called the Hotel Wolcott in the garment district, situated on a dark little street with roller door storefronts. I paid $129 for a suite –bedroom and sitting room with one of the largest and most elaborate porcelain bathrooms I’d ever seen– and greatly enjoyed myself. It was clearly a place catering to foreign travelers on a budget as I never heard a word of English. Also, I recall the elevator taking hours to travel between floors. Those were the days. . .

    Our resolution this year is to sample the cultural banquet Chicago offers at least once per month. We’ve rejoined the Art Institute of Chicago and I’m scouting what events at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera for the next few months look good. We also count Friday nights at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, since they feature a phenomenal keyboardists on a Leslie B3 organ from 5 to 7 p.m. with no cover charge.

    I’m in Facebook jail until Sunday night–apparently suggesting Vladimir Putin be tried in the Hague and hung for war crimes– violated somebody’s community standards on inciting violence, which is funny since the death penalty is illegal in the European Union. Otherwise, I’d. have posted my usual comment on the death of David Crosby. He’s dead and Dick Cheney remains inexplicably alive.

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  15. Jeff Borden said on January 20, 2023 at 9:25 am

    BTW, did anyone note the ludicrous tax proposal offered up by Earl “Buddy” Carter, a far right QOPer from Georgia serving in the House. He proposes elimination of ALL taxes (along with the abolishment of the IRS) in favor of a 30 percent national sales tax. THIRTY FUCKING PERCENT! These people aren’t just seditious cultists and conspiracy freaks, they’re idiots on the economy, but this is what Speaker of the House Kevin McEunuch is allowing.

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  16. Icarus said on January 20, 2023 at 9:45 am

    The last time I was in New York City was November 2003, for the marathon (humble brag). My running friends and I had done Paris Marathon that spring and assumed we wouldn’t get in but would have a spot for 2004. Alas, all but 2 of our group got in so it was a party. The weather was unseasonably warm for New York in November.

    A steakhouse had a deal where if you showed them your medal, you got a free bottle of wine with dinner. They had to cap our table as we had over 20 in all.

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  17. Mark P said on January 20, 2023 at 10:09 am

    I went to NYC in 1999 with some friends on our way to Ireland. We stayed one night in a narrow, old hotel not too far from Times Square. The entrance was just a stairway to a door next to shops. The lobby was on the second floor. I shared a room with my old college roommate. It was about twice the size of my current bathroom. I woke up around 3 am and looked out the window. There were more people on the street than during the day in my home town.

    The first time I “visited” was a few years earlier. My same friend and I were delivering a motorcycle up around Washington and decided to drive up the Hudson River Valley to the Roosevelt estate. We found Broadway all the way up there and drove down all the way through NYC on it. It was kinda cool driving my big, old Dodge pickup in the bumper-to-bumper traffic.

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  18. Joe Kobiela said on January 20, 2023 at 10:31 am

    Have only been to LaGuardia and JFK landed at both a few times. The marine terminal at LGA, where we tied up is really cool art deco with an amazing mural wrapped around the inside. To think of the number of people that have walked across that floor is amazing, it is where the flying boats departed from. Have flown down the Hudson at 2,500ft out around the Statue of Liberty and up the East river both day and night, and once right over Times Square, incredible to see from the air. We fly into Teterboro a lot, there is a dinner close by called the Benndix Dinner you should google it, lots of t.v, movies, and commercials shot there and John the owner is blind but waits tables, and never forgets anyone. I was there for the first time in over a year a couple weeks ago and when I told him who it was I got a loud hello and a big hug. His oldest boy just graduated from Harvard, the middle boy is in culinary school and the youngest is a honor student they all work with him.
    Pilot Joe

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  19. Jason T. said on January 20, 2023 at 10:46 am

    Optional soundtrack for Nancy’s post: Washington Square

    The story about Daryl Hall’s douchey-ness that sticks in my mind was one about when they were guest stars on “SCTV.” They were cast in a parody of “Chariots of Fire” where they had to replicate the foot race on the beach.

    If I remember correctly from Dave Thomas’ book, Hall made the crew dig a ditch on the beach for Oates, and Oates had to run in it so that he wouldn’t be taller than Hall on screen.

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  20. LAMary said on January 20, 2023 at 11:50 am

    Here I thought Darryl just didn’t like me. I guess he’s a jerk to everyone. Quince Street was cobblestoned and was just wide enough for one car to get through. There were iron hitching posts at the door at most of the houses. Around the corner on Pine Street there was a used book store and a hoagie place, both open late.

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  21. JodiP said on January 20, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    We had a long weekend in NYC this past summer. The highlights for us were the Natural History Museum, Book of Mormon and the Tenement Museum. I’m pretty sure I went on and on about our hotel, CitizenM. We stayed in the Bowery one and absolutely loved it. We also got to hang out with friends who live there.

    A couple podcasts about NYC history: The Gilded Gentleman and the Bowery Boys. I’ve listened to all of the first, and even though I know they’re excellent, just haven’t had time for the second.

    Enjoy the rest of your time, Nancy!

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  22. ROGirl said on January 20, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    I was staying with a cousin outside of NYC, took a bus into Manhattan, and spent an afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum.

    David Crosby’s rep for being an asshole goes back almost 60 years.

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  23. 4dbirds said on January 20, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    I didn’t pay much attention to the discussion on the movie Tar, as I have little interest in classical music, but today I found out that the wonderful German actress Nina Hoss is in it. It is now on my play list. I don’t think I’ve watched a single movie with Nina Hoss in it without wanting to watch more of her. I hope you enjoy New York and that it is warmer there than here in D.C.

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  24. Julie Robinson said on January 20, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    Whee! We have internet again! It turns out they CAN splice fiber and flags are planted in the ground. Fingers crossed.

    I am verrrry interested in NYC recommendations for places to stay and will look at CitizenM. In 2019 we were on Staten Island and spent two hours a day commuting. I’ve read that rates have increased exponentially since then and I am wanting to see Josh Groban in Sweeney Todd. And many more museums. And sing showtunes again at Marie’s Crisis.

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  25. Icarus said on January 20, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Serious question: are time zones really that hard of a concept for people? Over the last two years, I have had recruiters not understand what time I’m available even though I explicitly state the time zone I’m in.

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  26. Deborah said on January 20, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    I looked up Citizen M, seem like good places with good prices. I wish we could stay in one of their NYC locations when we go in late March but we’re staying in a place that will cost us $600-700 per night because that’s where my husband’s sister and her husband are staying. His other 2 siblings are biting the bullet and staying there too, so my husband feels obligated. I hope it’s worth it.

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  27. David C said on January 20, 2023 at 5:41 pm

    I think time zones are like spelling. People figure their computer is taking care of that.

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  28. Suzanne said on January 20, 2023 at 9:45 pm

    We did a walking tour with the Tenement Museum in NYC a few years ago. It was well done. There is nothing like going to the Met when in NYC. I have never been to the Morgan Library but would like to go.

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  29. Deborah said on January 20, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    There’s another fantastic place near the Met called the Neue Gallerie. It’s owned by Estée Lauder’s heir, her son I think, it has a very good cafe, Cafe Sabarsky, but I’ve found out recently that the Lauder guy is a Nazi sympathizer so I’m conflicted. Don’t really want to spend money there but it’s a shame because it’s such a great place.

    The Frick is another great place near the Met, it’s under renovation and some of its collection has been moved to the Whitney during the reno. It too was built by an asshole industrialist who swindled and scammed. It’s an unbelievable art collection housed in a beautiful house but at what cost to humanity.

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  30. Dexter Friend said on January 21, 2023 at 1:00 am

    A dusting of snow and 29F was almost welcome after three days of hard rain, no flooding.
    I have a thorough doctor who pulls out all the stops when lab results tilt toward the bad zone, so I had a nephrology consult with a specialist and had testing done and was a tad leery when the supervisor of specialists called me, but it was to tell me I actually have great lab numbers and all I have to do is keep watching my potassium intake like I am doing now, meaning no citrus and no bananas in my case. Ever hear of “white coat syndrome”? It, for me, means my blood pressure is over what they want to see in their office, so they send me home with digital monitors, and at home, day or night, noon or midnight, my numbers are perfect. So the doc said to just journal the readings every day. Always something, but when my high school classmates are dying regularly…well….
    I have probably praised David Crosby here before, having seen CSN and David and Graham together more times than any other combo. I saw Bruce 4 times and CSN-CN about 12 times, so I am a fan. David left the world with Neil hating him and David refusing to speak or communicate at all with Graham for what we were left to assume were artistic reasons. Years ago David made some comment about Neil’s wife which infuriated Neil and Neil never would accept an apology. So David toured with his own son and other musicians.
    Damn, Sam…I loved all my sojourns to New York, New York, and it has now been 22 years since I have crept the busy sidewalks. I’d a real bane to the denizens now, walking along pushing my rollator with 2 canes in the little basket. Fran would cursed me and tell me to get the fuck out of her way. If you saw the Scorsese talks, you know what I mean.
    2 years yesterday since Carla Lee passed, seeing Joe Biden becoming 46 and leaving us immediately afters. Same day.

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  31. Julie Robinson said on January 21, 2023 at 9:51 am

    The contraction of the newspaper biz continues: https://www.journalgazette.net/local/journal-gazette-to-debut-weekend-edition/article_c5b42e84-990e-11ed-920b-cf478f297090.html.

    The JG is going six days a week, with all the extras from Sunday’s paper in Saturday’s instead. I’m neither there nor subscribe anymore, but it still makes me sad. Not surprised, but sad. They tried to spin it as “introducing a weekend edition”, when the reality is losing a day of print.

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  32. Icarus said on January 21, 2023 at 11:12 am

    Oh Dexter, I’m sure every day without your wife is hard, especially so today. I am glad you had such a special person in your life.

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  33. Jason T. said on January 21, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    Julie @ 31:

    “The change to an expanded Saturday edition means readers have more time to plan weekend shopping trips, said Lori Fritz, CEO and president of Fort Wayne Newspapers.”

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    (deep breath)

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    Imagine saying that with a straight face, and without barfing up your breakfast.

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  34. Mark P said on January 21, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    I think I have mentioned before about our local paper. A classmate inherited the paper and oversaw its decline, finally selling to a local chain of similarly-sized papers. His last efforts before giving up involved reducing the editorial content to the point that I didn’t think it was worth reading, much less paying for. I think they have slightly more content today, but I’m so out of the habit of reading a paper that I still refuse to pay for a subscription.

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  35. alex said on January 21, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Julie, the J-G has so little content in it anymore that I don’t even know why I bother to subscribe. It’s mediocre and it’s expensive. And yet I fear if I don’t support it that local news will die away completely. Paper must be hard-up, though, if it’s resorting to Tim Goeglein and the Indiana Policy Review for filler material.

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  36. Julie Robinson said on January 21, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    The thing is, Sunday used to be their biggest circulation day, when they raked in the big bucks. I know nothing is as it used to be, but it surprises me that they’re skipping Sunday instead of Saturday.

    I don’t know if the Orlando paper was ever any good. It’s smaller than the JG was when we moved, and has diddly for Sunday inserts. It’s also quite pricey and they do not make subscription deals. Still, they have good arts coverage and a crackerjack political reporter who makes a lot of politicians squirm. With Mom’s poor eyesight, it can take most of the day for her to read and is something for her to do besides internet news and Sudoku puzzles. So, there’s that.

    A friend who loves in Tampa tells me their paper is only printed three days a week. Things could be worse.

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  37. Deborah said on January 21, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    Santa Fe has a daily paper, which for a city of only 80,000 that’s seems impressive. It’s not just an advertiser, it has some substance. It’s not stellar by any stretch. I read the headlines online, I haven’t subscribed, they do have a certain amount of free clicks per month but it’s not consistently upheld. Rarely do I see an article that I must read there and it’s not very good at alerting people about upcoming city events, only the major ones like Zozobra, Indian Market, Spanish Market and the Canyon Road Luminaria/Farolito Christmas Eve walk. If you want to find out what concerts or entertainment venues are currently playing, good luck, there’s an alternative paper that is better for that kind of thing. There are a bunch of give away publications that cover food and art, which are pretty good actually. Particularly there’s a quarterly food one called Edible that is excellent. They used to have a bunch of those available at grocery stores and the Farmers Market but during the pandemic they stopped that and haven’t really re-instituted it yet.

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  38. Suzanne said on January 21, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    We are Journal-Gazette subscribers but our paper now comes through the mail because they can’t find a paper carrier for our area. I am thinking we are not alone in this. The paper may have dropped the Sunday paper because there isn’t any mail on Sunday, meaning have their subscribers wouldn’t get it anyway on Sunday.

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  39. Jeff Borden said on January 21, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    Julie,

    The Orlando Sentinel never reached the levels of quality of the St. Petersburg (now Tampa) Times or the Miami Herald, but it was a decent paper several years ago and still gets high marks for covering the crazy politics down there. But, one thing for which the paper is known is quite controversial.

    Carl Hiassen, author of hilarious crime novels satirizing Floriduh and a long time columnist at the Herald, wrote a book back in the 1990s called “Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World,” which was a deeply cynical look at Uncle Walt’s brainchild.

    Hiassen revealed that the Orlando paper discovered large amounts of real estate in the region –huge chunks– were changing hands with a mysterious outside firm taking great care to hide its actions. Eventually, reporters learned it was Walt Disney Co., gobbling up land for an East Coast version of Disneyland. Disney execs called the high editorial priests of the Sentinel and threatened to pull the project if the paper reported their efforts, which obviously would drive the property prices sky high. Basically, they put the Sentinel in the position of either breaking a huge story but possibly losing what would become the largest economic engine in the entire state employing tens of thousands and generating billions, or never report the story until Disney was good and ready. Hiassen wrote the Sentinel did the latter.

    A wise decision? Disney World generates $18 billion in economic activity and employs 500,000. Or journalistic malfeasance? The Sentinel betrayed the public trust by killing a huge, important, region-altering story the public deserved to know.

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  40. Jeff Gill said on January 22, 2023 at 7:08 am

    We literally just had that kind of mystery maneuver here, with Intel Corp.’s arrival; it was one year ago yesterday (Jan. 21) the official announcement was made with the Governor & Intel CEO & other dignitaries that we are having what’s shaping up to be $20 billion at minimum, possibly up to $100 billion of investment & construction in a series of former farm fields between New Albany and Johnstown, about 15 miles as the starling swoops to my west.

    But all through 2019 & 2020 locals were talking, and I heard (for instance) middle school principals saying that the long known New Albany Company was making plans to extend deeply into this county, which they’d already entered a decade and more earlier.

    I don’t know who specifically knew what, but the amount of bread crumbs on the trails around this area, made up of land purchases & hinky acronymed purchaser LLCs, were enough that if we still had the staff and resources we did a decade ago, I think there would have been more newspaper awareness that this wasn’t just more warehouses & distribution centers coming along Rt. 161 & 62. Maybe not; the secrecy maintained by that holding company has long been noted, and the fact that Jeffrey Epstein was a major player in getting that all rolling for his patron Les Wexner is part of a media black hole that I’m still waiting to see implode . . . but that event horizon is still a closely held demarcation. Information gets out exactly the way Les & Abigail wants it to, and neither in Columbus nor this collar county does anyone push over that line lest they get torn to pieces in tidal forces.

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  41. alex said on January 22, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Suzanne, Julie, one of my other subscriptions is to KPC News, which got bought out by Fort Wayne Newspapers last year and had already eliminated the Sunday paper with a “weekend edition” and stopped home delivery in favor of online or mail.

    I don’t care for John Stossell and some of the other crap that they run but I’m sharing a link to one of the best stories they’ve ever run. I hope other journalists will have the courage to share their experiences with Mr. Banks, who obviously has enormous contempt for those whose narratives he cannot control. (And I hope the link works. You may have to copy and paste it into your browser.)

    https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/kpcnews.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/eedition/8/e0/8e06d9ce-59ba-5a52-bb72-ac7efc188a07/63cb47509a01d.pdf.pdf

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  42. LAMary said on January 22, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    Growing up in Paterson, then Hawthorne NJ we had three papers delivered every day but Sunday when we got the NYT and the NY Herald Tribune. Most of my friends’families got the NY Daily News on Sunday but my father found that paper useless. I envied their access to the funnies in color. In June of 1961 there were several spectacular fires set in the Paterson area. My father’s lumber yard was one of them. One of the Paterson papers had a photo of the fire on the front page and the headline, “Fire Wrecks Dillistin Lumber.” I remember exactly the moment he read that headline. He was angry that the paper said his business was wrecked. He did rebuild and added a supermarket and six smaller retail stores to his property.

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  43. Mark P said on January 22, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    John Stossel? Is he still around peddling his dumbass libertarian bullshit? I suppose there are still enough ignorant yahoos that his brand of lies can still find a market.

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  44. Julie Robinson said on January 22, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Jeff B, there are mouse house stories almost every day in the Sentinel. I would hope they wouldn’t hold a story like that today but I’ve no insight on their management.

    Suzanne, you’ll have to let us know if your Saturday paper, sorry, Weekend Edition, really comes in Saturday’s mail as they claim. It would really piss me off to have to wait until Monday.

    Looks like the midwest is getting some snow. I look at it now in horror.

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  45. Dave said on January 22, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    I’ve subscribed to the Tampa Bay Times for a long time now, since we were winter residents and then the six years that we were full time residents. I still subscribe digitally because it was a good independent newspaper but I see the signs of decline. They’ve dropped a lot of opinion pieces in exchange for a page of six editorial cartoons a day. They’ve dropped a page that always featured an entertainment article, the same page now filled with ads and a bit of TV-related content on the bottom. They used to list all of the real estate transactions in the Tampa Bay area every Friday but those disappeared about six weeks ago. I doubt that I’ll subscribe much longer, there used to be a columnist named Daniel Ruth that I enjoyed but he retired a couple of years ago. Oh, and Julie Robinson, there are only two print editions a week, on Wednesday and Sunday.

    Alex, link worked for me, it looks like the KPC paper has more editorial content than the Tampa Bay Times has now.

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  46. alex said on January 22, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    Periodically we’ve been finding one of the back doors of our house tampered with in an apparent effort to force it open. We don’t know whether it’s neighborhood kids or one of the weirder neighbors or someone else, but we’re going to find out. Today we bought a pair of cellular trail cams and set them up strategically.

    I’ve been averse to getting an Alexa and Ring doorbell and all that kind of stuff and this is a cheap workaround. I might even have fun freaking the culprit out by taping an image of them inside the glass so they’ll know we’re onto them.

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  47. LAMary said on January 22, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Disney owns ABC and the local ABC 6 o’clock news has some Disney story every damn day.

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  48. Dorothy said on January 23, 2023 at 7:54 am

    Oooh Alex what a delightful idea! Let us know how that goes. We recently installed SimpliSafe at our house. It’s not a completely done job yet, though, because last Sunday when hubby and son were going to finish up the outside camera placements turned out to be a bust. Mike fell while walking the dog at 7 AM. He got tangled up in the leash when Nestle, startled by someone opening their garage door, ran around Mike and he was startled too. And promptly fell flat on his back, hurting his ribcage and hitting his head hard enough to cause a concussion. I took him to the ER and he had a CT scan and x-rays. Thank goodness nothing was broken but boy did he get his bell rung. And he is still so uncomfortable in his ribcage area that he hasn’t slept an entire night in bed. He’s in a recliner every night. He’s been able to sleep for longer and longer periods of time in bed, but not usually more than 3 or 4 hours. Falls aren’t anything to mess around with, folks. Be careful!

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  49. tajalli said on January 23, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    Alex, if you would share the brand of cams, I’d appreciate it. I’m fairly sure the janitor has been letting himself in – open closet and cabinet doors, toolbox pulled out and open, missing items found behind furniture where they could not possibly have fallen on their own. I’ve already researched Ring which will cost about $80 for equipment setup plus a monthly/annual fee. Any info you have on the downside of Ring would also be appreciated.

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