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I read The Sunday New York Times, so you don’t have to: Oct. 24 This morning’s coffee is an excellent Mexican. First music of the day, a continued obsession with the jazz saxophonist Ben Webster. Other pertinent noise: The dog sprawled on the couch next to me, snoring heavily. I’m smoking salmon this morning, a […]

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I read The Sunday New York Times, so you don’t have to: Sept. 5 This morning’s coffee is from the island of Java. I’ve loaded the five-CD changer with all John Coltrane. 1, Page One at a glance: Democrats are calculating which of their candidates are hopeless causes in the November election and will abandon […]

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I read The Sunday New York Times, so you don’t have to: June 27 I’m back to reading The Sunday Times for you, after a two-week absence that I’m blaming on barbecue and jazz. This morning, Miles Davis’ Miles in the Sky is drifting out the deck speakers, chicken thigh quarters are marinating in a […]

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The Critical Mass

I read The Sunday New York Times, so you don’t have to: April 9 I’m planning on smoking ribs slow over mesquite wood this morning, starting at maybe 11 a.m. But as of now, 7 a.m., snow is whirling past the windows and settling on the deck, at the feet of the Adirondack chairs. The […]

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I read The Sunday New York Times, so you don’t have to: May 2 It is a morning of scents here. A salmon, for my friend Frank’s 70th birthday later today,  is in the smoker on the deck. The lilacs have peaked, the flowering crabapple tree is an explosion of white blossoms. 1, No one’s […]

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The Critical Mass

I read the Sunday New York Times, so you don’t have to: March 28 First music of the day: The Mozart opera Idomeneo. By 10 a.m., three chickens are being slowly oak-smoked on the grill. It will be a good day. 1, I’ve been waiting all week, like a kid the week leading up to […]

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I read The Sunday Times, so you don’t have to: Feb. 28 Good morning. I made Grandma Spevak’s sausage yesterday, grinding the meat and stuffing the hog casings myself. Now the house still smells like garlic and pork fat. Let’s get to The Times: 1, Media reports immediately following Barack Obama’s Thursday health care summit […]

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