Archive for the ' General' Category


Thursday, November 4th, 2004 | 11:41

I meant to put this up yesterday, but was busy and distracted, and had the mild fear that no one I know will ever talk to me again. The … Continue reading »

Toshiba 46HM84

Sunday, October 31st, 2004 | 14:09

We bought a new TV this past week, a Toshiba 46HM84 from This replaces the 8-year-old 27″ Quasar. The comparison picture to the left doesn’t do the new Toshiba … Continue reading »

Gyms in Downtown Cleveland

Sunday, October 24th, 2004 | 09:36

Last month, I joined the HFC Athletic Club, about ten minutes walk from the apartment. Downtown Cleveland isn’t like New York City in terms of gyms. The latter … Continue reading »

Empire State Building

Friday, October 15th, 2004 | 17:55

I don’t remember when the last time I was up the Empire State Building was. Surely it was a long time ago, elementary school or something similar. Last … Continue reading »


Friday, October 15th, 2004 | 17:12

I had originally flown back home on September 25, expecting to stay until the following Thursday. The apartment closing was scheduled for Tuesday, and I had thought of spending … Continue reading »

NYT Electronic Edition

Thursday, October 14th, 2004 | 17:25

Since I’m in Cleveland now and am not spending much time on the subway, I decided to try out the NY Times electronic edition, basically to be read on the … Continue reading »

Year Four

Sunday, September 12th, 2004 | 13:38

To reiterate: we are near the beginning of a decades-long conflict that must end with the entrenchment of liberalism and liberal ideas in the Islamic parts of the world. … Continue reading »


Sunday, August 29th, 2004 | 18:31

While half the city has apparently fled the circus around the convention or is joining in the protests, I took a long walk up Broadway in a sort of farewell … Continue reading »


Wednesday, August 11th, 2004 | 23:27

This past Tuesday’s New York Times has an essay on the educational benefits of stereomicroscopes. These instruments are typically used for dissection, and don’t require advanced preparation of slides. … Continue reading »

Fourth of July Weekend on Lake Erie

Sunday, July 18th, 2004 | 22:00

I flew into Cleveland on June 30th, taking an early train from Penn Station to Newark to catch a Northwest flight to Detroit and then to Cleveland. The AirTrain … Continue reading »