Coastal Bowl

Let the game begin! Two cities with the same populations in the Northwest and the Northeast. Seattle v. Boston. Okay. All of New England. Good for advertising revenues. One claims Starbucks. The other razors and beans. Two devoted quarterbacks. One to Jesus. The other to private guru Guerrero. Both seem like good guys. Despite deflate-gate. It’s all about the ball. As Tom Brady said, it’s not ISIS. And it’s not murder. As former teammate faces a jury today.

Never been a fan of the AFC. Nor the Pats. But, this year I think Kraft & Co. deserve the win. More than that. Rooting for a rare SuperBowl close score. Tiger’s teeth are back but he may miss the cut and make the local game.

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Fizz Damage

Juno. Storm of the Century? Not in NYC. Nor here. Thankfully power stayed on. 5″ instead of forecasted 25″.  Some to our east not so lucky. But. C’mon. Weather reports dominate local and national news. How many ways can you say it’s gonna snow a lot? Inflammatory hype gets the play. Ratings are better when Jim Cantore stands in a sleety maelstrom on a popular beach. Just don’t tell people it is definitely coming their way. Say it might. Then adjust as storms actually develop. Models are just that. As with all things, it’s all in the gray. Otherwise, businesses, workers, local economies, everybody pays. $1.2 billion lost Tuesday.


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White Shout!

Juno. No. Not Juneau, Alaska. Not the cute movie, either. The monster blizzard of 2015. Worst storm in history! DeBlasio had to have a talk with his son Dante about the overwhelming whiteness that is about to overtake New York City. Where is Al Sharpton? Mega plows will not be able to keep up with this beast of wind and snow. Weathermen bundled up in parking lots showing us flakes. It’s great. Until you can’t see them anymore because of the whiteout. Or, the power’s out. Stuck in our icy ugh-loos. Eating peanut butter and jelly by candlelight. Yeah. Can’t wait.


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Saturday Chalets

IMG_3728 DSC_0014-2Our home chalets on a snowy Saturday. IMG_3736-2DSC_0009

Who needs a ski retreat?

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Une Vie Jolie

The life and beauty of Carole Russell Colitti. photo-64photo-63




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Je Suis Candide

Charlie Hebdo Magazine killings in Paris. Lamenting those who carried the enlightened torch of Voltaire. Satire. Free speech. Pens drawn against guns of disaffected disillusioned men disguised in the guise of religion. Boredom begets indoctrination in absurdities as a rationale to commit atrocities. Another BrothersTsarnaev scenario. As Pope Francis says, jobs will obliterate these faux jihads. Economics drives our new Gang World.

On a more mundane note. 20 years since Starbucks served its first Frappuccino.

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