Friday, April 7, 2017

Great news

Western Digital introduces a portable SSD

Western Digital today introduced its first portable SSD, adding fast solid state storage technology the My Passport line of portable storage devices. These new My Passport SSD devices come  with a USB Type-C port and with transfer speeds of up to 515 MB/s is WD's fastest current My Passport model. 

The My Passport SSD is available with capacities that range from 256GB to 1TB while its small dimensions make them very portable. It has also been drop tested from a height of 2m / 6.5ft and Western Digital claims it can  withstand 1500G of force.

The Western Digital My Passport SSD comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-A adapter in the box. It is available now from Best Buy and from other select retailers starting this quarter. The 256GB model will set you back $99.99, the 512GB version is $199.99, and for the 1TB variant $399.99 have to be invested. Go to the Western Digital website for additional details


Have adelicious weekend

The Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden at the Brooklyb Botanic Garden is a true gem and a super attraction. On this cloudy day after a rain storm, it was very quiet but on sunny spring days it attracts many happy visitors. To mr it's the centerpiece of this beautiful garden right smack in the middle of Brooklyn.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


These are very recent images shot in North East Pennsylvania where winter will not let go. What can I say- At least the images are fine for the blog.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Saint Germain des Près

The Fountain at Saint Germain des Près, Paris' oldest church provides a public space that is always very busy and entertaining. The statue in gold is actually a real person. How he can stay still in that position is hard to understand. What a way to make a living.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

God eats

When I'm in Sicily I do lots of cooking. I call it DNA cooking because I go back to the old culinary roots.  borrowing  from the collective unconscious store of classic Sicilian recipes that have bee indelibly etched in our DNA. Simple, healthful  and delicious staples that have kept us fed for centuries. Naturally this is where the Mediterranean cuisine that is all the rage today originated from.

Bucatini con salsa fresca di pomodoro

Cucuzza e tinnirumi

Tagliatelle con pomodirini di Pachino e basilico

Monday, April 3, 2017

Old Bethpage Village

This is a wonderful restored old village on long Island and is a great place to take the children. These are old images that I made when I took my first born there many years ago.