This is a post I hoped I would never have to write. Long-time readers will remember Ashley, our beloved Bangkok street dog, whom we adopted in 2009. About two weeks ago, on March 7, Ashley died after a brief illness. Above is a photo from the day we adopted her from an organization that rescued […]
I often pass this group of street dogs near our office building in Connaught Place. These mutts are totally unflappable. Honking cars, pedestrians weaving between them, bicycles, horses, you name it. They could care less. They just keep dozing, sunning themselves as New Delhi buzzes all around them. A level of zen I can only […]
About a quarter of the time I take Ubers here in Delhi the driver asks me, when I get out, to give him a five-star rating. (Drivers must maintain a certain rating to ensure they can continue working on the platform.) Usually I just nod my head and say “yeah okay,” and proceed to give […]
Stephan Guyenet, an obesity researcher whose work I’ve linked to in the past, on why we tend to get fat over Thanksgiving and Christmas: Thanksgiving is a special time in the United States when we gather our loved ones and celebrate the abundance of fall with a rich palette of traditional foods. Yet a new […]
Embedded above and on YouTube here: “Human Population Through Time,” a video from the American Museum of Natural History. From the description: It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will […]
Atlas Obscura: When it comes to finding success, practice does really make perfect. That’s the message behind this 1913 allegorical map entitled “The Road to Success,” a drawing that turns the figurative journey towards artistic triumph into a cartographic depiction of an actual climb towards victory. The map appeared first in an October 1913 edition […]
More on this in future posts, but…A and I moved to India! I’m penning this post from New Delhi, our new home after two and a half years in Singapore. Above is a Tweet I posted sharing the news. Below is the Newley Notes missive in which I explain a bit more. I’m very excited […]
Note: For some time I have kept, on index cards, written notes about the books I’ve read. I decided to share some of these thoughts here, and will be posting them, one by one on individual books, in no particular order. I’ll group them all together on a central page later. For now I’m assigning […]
Some Kind Of Quest from Andrew Wilcox on Vimeo. Embedded above is “Some Kind of Quest,” a short documentary about Bruce Zaccagnino and Northlandz, a 52,000-square-foot model train setup he created in New Jersey over a period of four years. Dedication, pure and simple. Related video: the Belgian gentleman who is really into marbles.
Tote bag spotted recently here in high-tech Singapore.