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I’m not a hater. This is a story of evolution. I had the privilege of working at KCSB-FM radio in the 90s. One summer, a deliriously experimental shitshow known as Wobbly Brothers took over the station between two and six in the morning, several nights a week. The original Wobblers included Jon Leidecker, Chris Ball, Dave LaDelfa and Jason Brown. Wobbly was a de-evolution of the more structured “Off The Air” radio show, probably best described as absurdist comedy. …

Timmins makes a mean Sushi Bagel at The Wandering Bagel in Rincón, Puerto Rico.

Food trucks and carts enjoyed a renaissance after the 2008 financial crisis. During that time, some of the chefs that lost their restaurants made their operations mobile¹, bringing bougie food to the streets. Will we see a similar boom in 2021?

Timmins (pictured above) is a former sushi chef. He and his partner Sarah run The Wandering Bagel, and serve the tastiest sushi bagel in Rincón. Does a sushi bagel sound strange to you? Well, you’ve had lox on your bagels before, right? Try their fresh tuna or wahoo. …

Finding spot “X”. (Image by Pam Anderson)

Baseball players decide which pitches to swing at. If the ball is outside the strike zone, it’s generally better not to swing.

Imagine that the ocean is similarly sending you “pitches” as waves. Paddle for one outside the “strike zone” and you’re unlikely to get a good ride.

What kind of pitches can the ocean throw? No two waves are the same. The endless combinations of wind, swell, tide, and position are part of what makes the sport so captivating. …

[Author’s note: This was written during at the height of the Covid pandemic in NYC, and the laundromat across the street has since re-opened :) ]

I live in a Brooklyn apartment building with shared laundry machines. My neighbors aren’t the most careful with the pandemic social distancing, so I decided to do laundry in my bathtub.

It’s pretty easy, just be sure to scrub the tub out first, and use shampoo if you don’t have laundry detergent. Don’t put in too many clothes, you’ll need to hang them up later. I find that washing four to six days of…

Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance
by Brian Patrick Eha
Oneworld, 2017

This book chronicles the early history of Bitcoin, told through the eyes of the early adopters that came to lead the nascent industry.

Brian Eha paints the characters behind the story: The pragmatic visionary (Barry Silbert), the criminal (Ross Ulbricht), the purist (Roger Ver), the jocks (The Winklevoss Twins) and the local boy made good (Charlie Shrem).

Narrated through their eyes, Eha describes the ideological tension between the crypto-anarchists and the pragmatists, with Wall Street waiting in the wings. Some want…


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