• Algonquin Cocktail

    Thanks to Peter Suderman’s Cocktails with Suderman newsletter I’ve broken out of my unhealthy habit of gin-and-ice-with-a-lemon-wedge excuse for an after dinner drink. But, as good as his recipes are, I’m trying to work through some of the stuff I have in my liquor cabinet. My favorite right now is a variation on the “Algonquin”. Normally made with rye, I’ve been making it with mezcal. Tequila also works nicely with the pineapple.

    Mezcal Algonquiin

    • 1 1/2 oz mezcal
    • 3/4 oz dry vermouth
    • 3/4 oz pineapple juice

    Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

  • The 100 Day Project

    The 2021 version of The 100 Day Project started today. I’m sending out a postcard every day from 1/31 through 5/10 – sometimes a snapshot I one-off print, other times a commercial one I pick up somewhere. I’ll post some here or to Instagram, but check your mailbox! Ping me if you want on the list.

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  • Tumblr Archives

    For a while, after Flickr, I would post photos to Tumblr. That’s faded with the Instagrammification of the world, so I exported all of THAT data too.

    There are two blogs still sitting there. They’re still good, even if updated less and less:

    • Positive: Traditional Tumblr kinda blog.
    • Webkist Institute: Fictional research institute. Or at least that’s what we’re telling people.

  • Flickr Archive Migration

    Flickr had a great run and taught me a ton about photography. I have 15 years worth of great pictures – most of my daughter’s pre-teen childhood in fact! – that I don’t want to lose but also don’t necessarily want to print out.

    You can now request an archive of all of your Flickr data, which includes JSON files with all of your metadata as well as the original image files. None of it is “browsable”, but it wasn’t TOO much of a challenge to convert each Flickr “Album” to a Jekyll-friendly page.

    Find them all on the Flickr Albums page.

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  • 2020 Holiday Card

    Kaela studied Jan Steen in college and has been learning Dutch with Duolingo. I have been baking bread, like all red-blooded American men. Antje’s done great at school so we made her pretend to play a kazoo.

    Even though 2020 was a bad year, the three of us had a lot of time together, which was great! The most obvious way to spend it was baking odd Dutch breads, assembling 17th century-resembling costumes and posing for our holiday card. We still barely got it out in time.

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