Author Archives: Little Earthquake
View from ground floor looking up in City Hall, Milwaukee, Wis.
Bitcoin truck, LaGuardia Place, NYC.
Besides provoking what must be social media’s longest, broadest, and in some cases most over-the-top collective wake (still in progress), Prince’s death served as a reminder to casual fans that the most popular version of a song isn’t always the … Continue reading
I almost cut short my visit to Palermo. It is an exhausting city. It is a noisy, dirty, chaotic, exhausting city. Motorbikes whiz past with reckless abandon, streets collect puddles of fish-water from frenzied seafood markets, garbage piles up on … Continue reading
At the counter of a liquor store in Jersey City, NJ.
Wedding carriage, Catania, Sicily, 2015.
What’s in a quarterback’s name? More than you think. If the Los Angeles Rams are smart, they’ll pick Carson Wentz over Jared Goff in this week’s NFL Draft. I base this not on any scouting data – though we’ve seen … Continue reading
Ten or so years ago I heard radio host Max Kellerman ask this question on the air, and I’ve pondered it off and on since: What is the most famous character created solely for motion pictures? It has to be … Continue reading
“Weather-wise, it’s such a lovely day / Just say the words and we’ll beat the birds back to Acapulco Bay.” Is there a more exuberant song about jet age travel than “Come Fly With Me”? Was there a better voice … Continue reading