It has been a while, some time, and it may be longer. This is me breaking the surface of the water for a gasp of air. Sunsets over the Verrazano Bridge, sleeping beneath the stench of mothballs and death in my ...Read More

I've seen 3 documentaries in the past week, all excellent: Super Size Me (you know this one), The Control Room (about the Arabic television news network Al Jazeera), and last night's Fahrenheit 9/11 (you definitely know this one, and contrary ...Read More

Bernt Olsen

This is my grandfather, Bernt Anker Olsen. We call him Pop. He was born in Norway in October of 1912. When he was 15 he applied for a position on a boat, lied about his age, and began his sailing ...Read More

Waiting for a server to reboot at work, kill 2 minutes ... thinking about our car service fellow this morning, blazing down the Van Wyck at 85 or 90 mph, a wild man behind the wheel, and I didn't even ...Read More