Category: "Americans"

darkness at noon

05/19/17 07:09

Yesterday at lunch a former colleague was telling me about how the push in the newsroom now is all toward video. While he was talking, waiters appeared at the table next to ours, with a lit candle stuck in a cannoli, and sang “Happy Birthday” to the woman who was eating by herself. I couldn’t decide which was sadder: a woman celebrating her birthday alone or journalists being made to shoot video.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Americans

too late

05/17/17 08:14

If only Anderson Cooper's indignation about Trump had existed 12 months ago, back when he couldn't stop talking about him and giving him free publicity.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Americans

You know you live in Florida when you pick up the newspaper and find that the story next to the one of the president sharing secrets with the Russians is about alligator relocation.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Americans

a glut of DJs

05/13/17 09:26

I spent Thursday night in Miami. At happy hour at the Perez Museum of Art a DJ worked outside on the patio. Downtown later in the evening, a DJ blasted music on the small rooftop bar of the Langford Hotel. Yesterday afternoon, stuck in traffic on I-95, I thought: How long before they put a DJ here?  

By Thomas Swick • Category: Americans

This morning Facebook suggests that I "Celebrate my upcoming birthday with friends by creating an event." I'd rather not. But if I don't, will Facebook still deliver their birthday wishes?

By Thomas Swick • Category: Americans

busy week

05/04/17 08:10

I'm so worn out from celebrating Polish Constitution Day yesterday that I'm not sure I'll have any energy for Cinco de Mayo.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Americans