Seoul is a city of spotless cleanliness, nondescript residential towers, and well-dressed people

A few days in South Korea leave me with some observations. This was my first trip to eastern Asia, so everything was new. I stayed at the Signiel Hotel, which occupies upper floors in the 123-story Lotte World Tower–one of the world’s five tallest buildings. What a view of Seoul town! Way down below, the … More Seoul is a city of spotless cleanliness, nondescript residential towers, and well-dressed people

What shoes are saying to each other in light of the First Lady’s visit to Houston

Shoes, especially women’s shoes, are a favorite of mine. They bring out my inner Andy Warhol. Here, I experimented a bit. I’m trying for washes that “read” better on the scanner. I need to use staining pigments; the violets and grays don’t read at all. Eventually, I’ll figure this out. Also, I need to go … More What shoes are saying to each other in light of the First Lady’s visit to Houston

Getting to the point of buying a car with carbs and hearing that clickety fuel pump

A friend whose collection nears 10 cars has just bought his first with carburetors. It’s a 1971 MGB converted to Webers. The other cars have fuel-injected engines. This MGB was a deal-sweetener in the exchange of two midengine boondoggles, one from Italy for one from England. He reports a pleasant surprise: “Really a nice driver. … More Getting to the point of buying a car with carbs and hearing that clickety fuel pump

Meet Ludmilla Falsificatus and the other members of Fake News Team 13

No doubt you’ve wanted to meet the members of Fake News Team 13. Here they are on location in a public park where members of Joel Osteen’s church had volunteered to pull weeds and pick up litter but didn’t. That’s Ludmilla Falsificatus, anchor, and Justin Atherton-Replay, sports guy. Stormy Tomorrow, chief meteorologist, is working on … More Meet Ludmilla Falsificatus and the other members of Fake News Team 13