Author Archives: SJ

About SJ

I rite good.

Meeting “Leon”

Have you ever had the chance to meet someone in person whom you’ve watched dozens of times on the screen? Earlier this year I had the pleasure of doing just that – a benefit of being a journalist that sort … Continue reading

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The life aquatic

They say that sailing is 99% boredom and 1% sheer terror. Perhaps that’s true – I haven’t spent enough time on the water to get tired of it or, thankfully, to experience anything that scared me out of my wits. … Continue reading

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I ♥ Street Meat

Maybe you’re the type of person who turns his nose up at the carts found on nearly every street corner in Manhattan. I bet if they called it viande hachée de la rue, quadrupled the price and served it on … Continue reading

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Getting your kids to eat fish

Believe me, I’ve heard every excuse, including the frustratingly irrefutable “it’s fishy.” No kidding guys, it’s fish – what did you expect it to taste like? But I’m here to tell you how to get your kids to eat and … Continue reading

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How to cook like my Nagymama

My grandmother, like a lot of people’s grandmothers I suppose, didn’t use recipes. But she was a great cook. She lived with us on-and-off when I was a kid and the simple Hungarian meals she made were absolutely the best. … Continue reading

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Who said necessity is the mother of invention?

I happen to be a great believer in American ingenuity – particularly when it comes to products we don’t really need. The great nation that brought forth the pet rock and pre-made peanut butter jelly sandwiches without the rind has … Continue reading

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Vox populi

According to an opinion poll, 45% of the American public believes the U.S. should help the Syrian rebels if the government uses chemical weapons against them. Should Assad be quaking in his jackboots? Well, he probably should, but not because … Continue reading

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Warning, do not attempt

Just how litigious is American society? We’ve all heard the tale of the woman who put a steaming cup of coffee that she had just bought at a McDonald’s between her legs. Sustaining burns in her “pelvic region” when it … Continue reading

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Cruising

As usual, my vacation plans were a tad overambitious. Realizing that two weeks spent in Canada and Maine would be heavy on activities not able to be enjoyed by everyone in the family and rustic locales that would have caused … Continue reading

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Asteroids

I got a request from the friend of a friend a couple of weeks ago to write a short freelance piece about, of all things, asteroid mining. Not exactly right up my alley, but he said they wanted to look … Continue reading

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