State of the Union . . .

. . .  oh dear. From this week’s edition of The Economist http://www.economist.com/node/18010469 It’s not all that bad. Is it? Someone please tell me, say it isn’t so . . .

People Who Live in Glass Houses . . .

. . . should not wander about naked looking for their underwear. Yes, we all do it but here in New York it can be a little more public and, as often as it… Continue reading

Date Night at the White House . . . .

. . .  and highly tipped as being Prom King and Queen are Sen John Thune (R) South Dakota and Sen Kirsten Gillebrand (D) New York.

Stitches in Time . . .

. . . and on a quiet, cold winter’s evening, the needle is pulling my thread through a tapestry of memory lanes. Football dramas belong to yesterday, to be continued February 6th with… Continue reading

Pittsburgh Blues . . .

. . .  if you happen to be a Jets fan. In the week since the Jets saw off the New England Patriots in the play-offs for the AFC Championship New York City… Continue reading

Baby, it’s cold outside . . .

. . . but it is heating up in Chicago where the Bears are playing dirty against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship. Temperature here in NYC, and Chicago, is 21… Continue reading

Adventures with Grandpa Dick . . .

. . . he’s back!  But, did he ever really go away? Dick Cheney, the gift who keeps on giving courtesy of a battery-powered heart pump, broke the early morning light of  yesterday… Continue reading

Sunday Night . . .

. . . and the New York Jets are taking off.  New England Patriots are down 3 – 14 and second half is under way.  I would not have picked this one but… Continue reading

Winter forever . . .

. . . or so it is feeling at the moment.  Cold and wet with lashings of heavy winds, the weather comes down from the top of the moor in fits of moorland… Continue reading

Dream Nation America . . .

. . . is alive and well.  Up to a point. This is the night of Sunday Night Football.  The Playoffs. Somehow, Mark Sánchez and the New York Jets have seen off Peyton… Continue reading

Up in the air . . .

. . .  and all at sea, it’s no Sunday Night Football for me.  Not this week at least.  I have been busy trying to squeeze the latest from the facts and figures… Continue reading

Pat-Down, Smack-down, TSA . . .

. . .  and Happy New Year greetings from JFK from where soon I shall be leaving on a jet plane for London.  Somewhere in a time zone over the Atlantic the New… Continue reading

Snow, Snow, Snow . . .

. . . and no Sunday Night Football.  Tonight’s game, the Philadelphia Eagles v. Minnesota Vikings at home in Philadelphia, has been postponed to Tuesday because of predicted heavy snowfall in the region.… Continue reading

Happy Anniversary . . .

. . . time of the year and congratulations go out to one of life’s happiest couples, Roger and Roy. Enjoying the sunshine and solitude of a Friday afternoon at Twin Peaks, in… Continue reading

Sunday Night Football . . .

. . . and results are in.  Mr Predicto might have done his best, but, like all the good teams, it was not good enough.  I can only follow so many games, and,… Continue reading