• It’s All About Brazil

    It’s All About Brazil

    Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup, and will host the 2016 Summer Olympics, plus they have some of the most attractive people on the planet and a sort of Mojito drink cousin called the Caipirinha (recipe to follow) but where do they stand on making wine? Brazilian wine is a relative newcomer to the international […]

  • Village Café

    Village Café

    As a child in New York State, Ralph Tronca  worked in a delicatessen after he completed his paper route, long before there were age requirements for such work. Born in Italy then moving to the United States when he was 10, Ralph washed dishes, worked in the kitchen and  years later was approached to buy […]

  • Motoring

    Motoring

    Now that we’re halfway through summer and heading into fall, you might be considering some fun trips or vacation ideas. If you decide to travel and it’s somewhere in the Southeastern United States, make sure to visit some of the most popular and scenic routes in the country. South Carolina and Georgia If you get […]

  • The Gold Standard: yes, No maybe so

    The Gold Standard: yes, No maybe so

    “Money in a state is like salt in cookery; some of it is very necessary, but too much of it spoils every dish, and renders the whole dinner unsavory to the taste, and hurtful to the health”  – Pelatiah Webster (1726-1796) While on vacation this summer, I read Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke […]

  • Cruisin the Classics

    Cruisin the Classics

    When I was in High School one of the seniors, a big, Polish farm boy, decided he wasn’t going to be known for just driving around a tractor. He took $4,000, nearly all of his hard-earned savings, and bought a 1972 Corvette, which he painstakingly rebuilt and repainted (purple), and became the envy of every […]

Okay Cars, Talk Amongst Yourselves…

The Federal Government is sending a strong signal that it wants new cars to be able to talk to each other, initially to help prevent accidents at intersections.  This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, issued an “Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” with respect to vehicle to vehicle communications (V2V).  The automobile industry has […]

Jitterbug 5 – Not Everyone Needs (or Wants) a Smartphone

Jitterbug 5 – Not Everyone Needs (or Wants) a Smartphone

If you look at the never ending barrage of advertising from the cellular carriers, you might think that everyone on the planet needs to be carrying a smartphone.  But that’s not really the case.  There are plenty of folks, including some who are pretty tech savvy, who really don’t need or want a smartphone.  The […]

When She Was Good….. iHealth’s Align Blood Glucometer

When She Was Good….. iHealth’s Align Blood Glucometer

I could have titled this “Long Time Coming” with apologies to Richard Farina.  For several years now there’s been plenty of speculation that sooner or later one of the companies in the mobile health space would come up with a tiny blood glucometer that would pair with a smartphone.  And while the concept made perfect […]

Can Technology Ease the Burden for Caregivers?

There’s a near certainty that if you’re reading this then at sometime in your life you will either be a caregiver or a care receiver.  The reality is that while we give a lot of thought and preparation to things like parenting, retirement, even our living wills, few of us are ready to take on […]

It’s All About Brazil

It’s All About Brazil

Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup, and will host the 2016 Summer Olympics, plus they have some of the most attractive people on the planet and a sort of Mojito drink cousin called the Caipirinha (recipe to follow) but where do they stand on making wine? Brazilian wine is a relative newcomer to the international […]

Village Café

Village Café

As a child in New York State, Ralph Tronca  worked in a delicatessen after he completed his paper route, long before there were age requirements for such work. Born in Italy then moving to the United States when he was 10, Ralph washed dishes, worked in the kitchen and  years later was approached to buy […]

Shrimp Boil

Shrimp Boil

August is the perfect time for a nearly last hurrah on or near the beach. Get out the big boiler, spread the newspaper and melt the butter…it’s a boil and it’s on! Dinner table preparation: Clear anything and everything off the table, if you don’t have a disposable tablecloth use a bunch of newspapers at […]

Motoring

Motoring

Now that we’re halfway through summer and heading into fall, you might be considering some fun trips or vacation ideas. If you decide to travel and it’s somewhere in the Southeastern United States, make sure to visit some of the most popular and scenic routes in the country. South Carolina and Georgia If you get […]

The Gold Standard: yes, No maybe so

The Gold Standard: yes, No maybe so

“Money in a state is like salt in cookery; some of it is very necessary, but too much of it spoils every dish, and renders the whole dinner unsavory to the taste, and hurtful to the health”  – Pelatiah Webster (1726-1796) While on vacation this summer, I read Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke […]

August 2014 Book Review

August 2014 Book Review

Staying cool during the Dog Days in a coastal community is work. So if you find yourself indoors looking for an excuse to be outdoors, here are a couple of book recommendations to cool you off. The Miracle at Speedy Motors Fiction By Alexander McCall Smith “Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 […]