As I mentioned in my previous edition of Newley’s Notes, I’ll be on summer holiday for the next couple of weeks. Back at you later this month!
Here are the five most popular Newley.com posts from last year, measured by number of visits. What proved to be most-clicked were largely my personal dispatches about matters like the late, great Ashely, and our various travels: Ashley, 2008–2017 – A tribute to our beloved Bangkok street dog, who died on March 7. My Top […]
So, what’s up with the air pollution here in New Delhi? Here’s an update: It’s still bad. The PM2.5 reading yesterday morning was in the 300s. Which is not good. But it’s not all terrible news. Winter temps are here, which I love. Lows are dropping down to the 50s Fahrenheit, which is about 10 […]
The AP reports: A former administrative assistant to an Arkansas county official has pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card after prosecutors accused her of using public money to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her pet pug. Lest you think all the purchases were frivolous, among them were not just diamond […]
After sketching in pencil the other weekend — and toiling forever to get the angles right — I decided to ditch the graphite this time and go straight to pen and ink. It felt liberating. With ink, provided you don’t put down any pencil lines first, you have to just commit and draw. There’s much […]
Can’t say I’d ever contemplated the country from this perspective. Via Marginal Revolution. Christopher Jared, who apparently sent in the image, writes in the comments: I have used this perspective of China for insight many times. Look at the proximity of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and then what is in the middle? A large green, fertile […]
I’ve always wanted to find a way to easily include small bits of text or images here on Newley.com that I would otherwise post only on silos owned Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. I’m talking about links, observations, snapshots — not full blog posts, which I’ll continue to write, but rather fun little snippets that I’d […]
Fidget spinners have started showing up on EDC blogs.
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 […]
Alexis Sanchez just scored a panenka in the 98th minute to secure three points for #Arsenal and move into second place — after Arsenal gave up a foolish penalty just a few minutes earlier in stoppage time. Chelsea have a five point lead with a game in hand. But still. But still: Could this be […]