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Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers — Hellsapoppin

Talk about man handling your dance partner — look no further. Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers was an incredible dance group formed in Harlem in the late 30’s and early 40’s and this is one of the few video archives — from the movie Hellsapoppin. These people pretty much invented the Jitterbug, which is the energetic derivative […]

The Train to NYC from Irvington NY

There is a train down the Hudson River to Grand Central Terminal. It is a beautiful ride from Irvington where I live. It’s packed with commuters every morning and we yawn holding coffee and newspapers, rolling past the tug boats and the Palisade cliffs. A thin bridge arches high above the confluence of the Harlem […]

Jack & His Soccer

In this video, Jack scores three goals in one game against a presumably good team. Jack loves his soccer and he’s pretty good at it because he practices all the time. He loves it so much that he wears soccer jerseys everywhere. He even wants to wear the entire kit to school, socks, shorts jersey. […]

Suddenly Vegan(ish)

At 8:35pm on August 8th, 2013, I suddenly stopped eating meat. Prior to that moment, meatless meals were absolutely unappealing. I loved meat. And I didn’t really didn’t enjoy vegetables. As near as I can tell, everything changed in a moment when I read: “Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it […]