Old Line Plate is a Tumblr with Maryland-based recipes. It’s been around for a number of years, but could use more regular updating. Still, there’s some interesting stuff in there.

Date posted: November 18, 2016 | Filed under general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

In high school, my friend Jeff introduced me (and the rest of our friends) to a hip jazz piano player named Mose Allison. In a year when hair metal ruled the airwaves, he convinced our school rock band to cover one of Allison’s songs, a smooth number called Seventh Son, a song written two decades before any of us were born, and it killed. I bought several of his albums and they opened my eyes to the world of blues and jazz. Farewell, sir.

Date posted: November 15, 2016 | Filed under music, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Bikepedia is a site dedicated to cataloging all of the bikes made from ’93 to the present. Here’s my Cannondale mountain bike. My Trek road bike is old enough not to appear on the list…

Date posted: November 12, 2016 | Filed under shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

NPR reporters and editors add context to the legislation and other proposals that the president-elect said he wants to introduce in his first 100 days in office.

I’d say this is required reading. Some of it is hugely sobering.

Date posted: November 11, 2016 | Filed under politics, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

This is wonderful: Portraits of people who want artists to work for free. Via Dangerous Minds

Date posted: October 23, 2016 | Filed under art/design, humor, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Finley and I have agreed to start running to get regular exercise going. I’d like for her to grow up with exercise as a part of her life, not a chore. This is going to take some dedication on my part, and a guide for How to Start Running, via The New York Times.

Date posted: October 20, 2016 | Filed under finn, general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Behold: seven posters for each of the Harry Potter books, by Olly Moss. Pricy, but absolutely stunning visually and conceptually.

Date posted: October 19, 2016 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Matthew decided his best chance to affect Derek’s thinking was not to ignore him or confront him, but simply to include him. “Maybe he’d never spent time with a Jewish person before,” Matthew remembered thinking.

The Washington Post tells the story of a second-generation white supremacist who began to question his beliefs–and was aided by an open invitation to Shabbat dinner.

Date posted: October 17, 2016 | Filed under general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Here’s a decent explanation and basic recipe for St. Mary’s County Thanksgiving Stuffed Ham from the Huffington Post, of all places.

Date posted: October 17, 2016 | Filed under general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

File this under future project plans: Ilford, the folks who produced all of the photo paper I developed on in college, have opened up a film lab and will process film by mail. Developing and printing.

Date posted: October 14, 2016 | Filed under photography, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »