Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
The NYT Magazine has an interesting write up on the city/town of Worcester, Mass posted up.
I don't really know anything about the place, beyond the bits gleaned from a couple of coworkers who grew up there.
Sounds like your typical middle American, middle class kind a place...
Which now struggles because we've fairly well crippled growth in those kinda places.
You may not care at all about Worcester or anything going on there.
If you want some decent story telling with a side of economic insights, it's a good read...
Posted by Scott Bartley at 11:02 AM
Thursday, April 28, 2016
This is audio from a BBC report on one of the Kim's birthday bashes, in North Korea...
Laid on top of video from the Queen's recent similar event.
Kinda emphasizes the need to consider what the motives of your information sources are.
Why are the framing a story one way, or another.
What context in the narrative...
Why am I showing this to you?
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Well, I have always been a fan of David Hockney.
He has a show soon at the Pace Gallery on work he did five or six years ago in Yosemite...
The Yosemite Suite, as he calls it.
What fascinates me about this is that all of the work was created on an iPad.
Just drawings on an electronic device.
He had to scale gesture on the screen, as this work has been been printed with fairly large dimensions.
I think this advent of technology presents interesting progress and challenges, as a medium.
Anyway, gallery and artist info here...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Do you have those recipes that stick with you, but are usually in the back of your head?
You know, the ones you've made before, liked, tweaked, varied, made again and forget about for a while...
Only to have them show up and wow you again.
My sister shared one with me years ago and we made it together, after a day of market wandering.
(I will spare you my version, it is a lot like this one, by Mark Bitterman,)
The sister version involved whitefish, if I remember correctly. Maybe that was just there on the plate, along with the pasta, now that I think about it...
Anyway, I made a variation of this over the weekend.
Pretty close to the linked recipe, plus some clams...
It's clam city here, so steaming some Littlenecks off in a bit of veggie broth and butter, then putting that ocean brine broth in the bottom of a bowl with everything else on top - well, it was not bad.
Maybe this post is about sharing recipes or time with others, cooking or something else entirely...
I don't know.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
How about a vaguely dull article about economic stuff?
That's always fun, right...
I often puzzle over the subject of investor demand for continuous growth. Sure, it's something that can be fairly easily quantified and then understood.
The demands in imposes are seemingly unsustainable, long term. Beyond that, is it really and effective measuring tool across models?
This caught my eye, in The Atlantic-
I’ve consulted to multiple Fortune 100 CEOs who have actually broken down in tears as they’ve recounted selling their companies’ few productive assets in order to show growth to shareholders. They are tired of cannibalizing their own businesses, laying off loyal employees, and making their companies less enduring just to satisfy the demands of short-term growth imposed by the market.
Not saying we should institute quarterly pity parties for CEO's, or anything. There is more to the article than this snippet. Read it if you want...
Here is a link to the whole article...
Posted by Scott Bartley at 12:39 PM
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Can we lay off the kale bit sometime soon?
I mean, I get it.
It's a healthy green.
It is good for you.
But, you know, just eat the kale and enjoy if for all it's kaleness or whatever.
Let's just stop putting kale in random other things.
Seriously, how much kale goodness are you getting after it's pulped and pumped between chocolate chips and baked in a goddamned cookie?