The Partisans’ Home can be seen off in the distance on the right… Italians don’t often get much respect, but I do not believe that is entirely justified. After all, this is the culture that gave us the Roman Empire and then the Renaissance. How many countries can claim two turns at the top of … Continue reading
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Transiency Is Inherent In Component Things
At The Velvet Rocket we are often struck by the transient nature of life. How, sooner or later, everything you care about will be taken away from you. By how quickly an ordinary day can turn into an extraordinary one… Under no circumstances is this driven home more starkly than when such an event touches … Continue reading
Strategies In Baccarat: Watch For Trains
Baccarat Lesson # 6: Watch For Trains Trying to stop a speeding express train by willpower and luck alone can be hazardous business. This is true in both the literal and metaphorical sense. A “train” when applied to a game like baccarat is when a trend just keeps going and going and going. In baccarat, … Continue reading
The Most Disgusting Meal Ever?
I was repulsed by this menu item at a restaurant we passed by in Budapest last year: Continue reading
Photos Of The Day: Your Dear Editor As Family Man?
Indeed, I can wear many hats… Actually, they’re not my kids, they belong to my sister and her husband – I’m just borrowing them. They are cute though, aren’t they? And I don’t use the word “cute” often. Man, I look like a hero here. A brilliant shot… Watching after kids is hard work… Continue reading
Ames SRT Test Flight
At Ames SRT we fly the corporate jets ourselves: Granted this was essentially a cargo flight to ferry an MHD propulsor into a proper test position, but still… Continue reading
Ever since Brandon and I visited Hiller Tunnel at Malakoff Diggins last summer (and took the picture you can see below) we have wanted to venture into its mysterious depths… We would have headed up the cave that day, but lacked any lights (which are definitely needed). So, what better time to do so than … Continue reading